Articles by Katherine Meitner

When No-Till Needs A Helping Hand

Varying soil types often calls for equipment modifications, sometimes major ones.
In a perfect world, every farm would have rich, fertile soil in which to plant a disease-free crop with their shiny new no-till planter to sell their product to a more-generous market.
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Back To The Basics

Technology certainly has its place, but it pays to first focus on Mother Nature.
Despite all the talk about the latest technologies that claim to boost yields for no-tillers, Ray Rawson of Farwell, Mich., says the key to healthier crop life and higher yield is often overlooked by overzealous farmers.
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When In Doubt, Improvise

Here’s what one no-tiller did when all other seeding options failed with a Conservation Reserve Program field.
As no-tillers, you've all had your share of problems. Your wheat is infested with grasshoppers. A windstorm just came through your corn fields. White mold is covering your soybeans.
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Overcoming Residue Concerns With No-Till Corn

No-tillers aren’t the only ones using trial and error. Here’s what one crop consultant and innovator award winner did.
When it comes to terms used to describe no-till farmers, “trial and error” has got to be pretty darn near the top of the list. And as far as no-till crop consultants are concerned, it's no different.
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