Articles by Ron Perszewski

No-Tillers Could Capitalize in The Carbon Credit Market

Even without government regulations, some companies are making payments that could grow with public demand or legal mandates.
The still-germinating carbon credits market favors no-tillers, who ought to get on board early to make the most of the long-term financial rewards. That’s the advice from Mark Wilson, president of Land Stewards, a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm hired by the non-profit Ohio No-Till Council to study the subject.
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Consider Liquid Manure For Fertilizing No-Till Fields

Used properly, incorporated liquid manure provides no-tillers another option for meeting crop fertilization needs in the face of ever-increasing nitrogen costs.
Nitrogen costs keep rising, forcing no-tillers to examine fertilization program options and their impact on crops and the bottom line. For some no-tillers, liquid livestock manure might be an option — if they can overcome concerns about odors or the feasibility of incorporation.
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No-Till Weed Management Deserves Another Look

With the emergence of Roundup Ready crops and no-tillers’ reliance on glyphosate, especially in soybeans, management of herbicide programs should be changing, too.
Some no-tillers, whether they recognize it or not, practice weed control without ever really coming to grips with the subject, says Bryan Young, a Southern Illinois University weed scientist.
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Gigantic Planter Delivering No-Till To Australian Farming

On a continent where equipment is said to have lagged behind advances in cropping practices, one manufacturer is looking to convert the land to no-till in a very big way.
They're thinking big down under. The 120-foot planter manufactured by Multi Farming Systems is already the world’s largest, the company says, and negotiations are under way to build a 302-foot version at customer request.
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If Spray Coverage Counts, These Tips Could Save A Season

Noted expert on spray nozzles provides points to remember as you prepare to cover your fields with herbicides and fungicides.
Robert Klein is an agronomist at the University of Nebraska and an expert on spray nozzles. He offered general guidelines for selecting and using spray equipment in the April issue of No-Till Farmer (see Pages 14 and 15). Below are other nuggets of advice Klein offered to attendees at this year’s National No-Tillage Conference:
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