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How to Change with the Climate to Maintain No-Till Yields, Productivity

More erratic precipitation patterns and shifting seasons are reinforcing the value of a comprehensive no-till plan for improving soil health.
For Jerry Hatfield, laboratory director at the USDA National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, climate change isn’t something that’s coming — it’s already here.
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Using Precision Tools to Drive No-Till Performance

Whether it’s planting, fertilizing or harvesting, Illinois growers Don and Dave Myers are implementing technology in every facet of their no-till operation to achieve greater yields and returns.
For Dave and Don Myers, measuring their progress in building a profitable no-till operation is a matter of inches — and measuring those inches.
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Making Dollars And ‘Sense’ With No-Till

From spraying to planting to soil sampling, Missouri no-tiller Garrett Riekhof crunches the math on nearly every equipment and precision investment to get the highest possible ‘ROI’ to the bottom line.
When it comes to running a no-till operation precisely and profitably, Garrett Riekhof pushes the pencil on every aspect of his fifth-generation farm.
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The New Era Of Spray Application

New technologies will help growers fine-tune their spraying applications as next-generation herbicide formulas and herbicide-resistant cropping systems hit the market.
New herbicide-resistant traits being introduced into seed varieties, and new formulations of tried-and-true chemicals, promise to be powerful weapons in the war on herbicide-resistant weed species.
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Cut, Chop, Smooth, Mix: Vertical Tillage Seeks No-Till Role

Some no-tillers and strip-tillers say vertical-tillage tools are helping them size and incorporate residue, prepare seedbeds, reduce weed pressure and improve planting conditions without trashing no-till.
Since vertical-tillage implements debuted, they’ve been a bit controversial with no-tillers, with some feeling the tools violate the basic principles of no-tilling by disturbing the soil.
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