Articles by Katherine Meitner


35 Easy Ways To $ave Money!

In these tough times, we could all use some ideas to help save money.
The hall was buzzing at the recent eighth annual National No-Tillage Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. It was here that 715 no-tillers gathered to exchange ideas and learn new ways to boost their yields and add bushels of income per acre. This year's crowd certainly wasn't let down as they absorbed new ideas that can be put to immediate use. Here are some of the best.
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New 2000 Weed Control For No-Till Corn

Since the new millennium means new decisions, technical representatives from American Cyanamid, Zeneca Ag Products, Aventis CropScience and Monsanto outlined new compounds and label changes for no-till corn to help the 715 attendees at the National No-Tillage Conference last January in Des Moines, Iowa.
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When The Going Gets Tough...

At the eighth annual National No-Tillage conference in Des Moines, Iowa, 715 no-tillers gathered to learn new ways to save money in these extremely tough times.
If there were ever a theme of one of the eight annual National No-Tillage Conferences that summed up exactly what the no-tillers needed, this year's "Tough Times...Tough Decisions...Prospering With No-Till" said it all.
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Frankenfoods... Or New Opportunities?

As one of the hottest topics of the year, four no-tillers face off about GMO myths, truths and the gobbledygook that saturates today’s media.
There's no doubt about it: emotions run high at the annual National No-Tillage Conference. Why? Because no-tillers are passionate about what they do and how they do it. Taking home a wrong idea and implementing it could cost thousands of dollars, or worse, could cause the farm to fold.
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Taking The Bumps Out Of No-Till

A little innovation and spare parts makes no-till run smooth.
Nobody likes the jerks and jolts of driving the tractor and sprayer over ruts, rows or bumps in the no-tilled fields. It's not easy on the body and it certainly isn't easy on equipment.
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And The Winner Is...

By having his ticket drawn at the National No-Tillage Conference, Wisconsin no-tiller Larry Paltzer won use of a Phillips Rotary Harrow for 1 year.
Larry Paltzer no-tills in the Corn Belt. He's plagued with wet soils that stay wet, even with no-till. After going to several roundtables, classrooms and general sessions at the National No-Tillage Conference, he was trying to decide if his operation could afford a Phillips Rotary Harrow.
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0 to 20,000 Acres In 2 Years!

Looking to get the no-till word out to area farmers? This group’s got valuable ideas.
It's hard to believe, but in a few parts of the country, there are still counties where not a soul no-tills. It was this situation that prompted the Umatilla River Soil and Water Conservation district and others to contact the Regional Geographic Initiative Group (RGI) funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
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Wider Is Better

With the shift from ultra-wide to ultra-narrow rows, this no-tiller says there may be some method to our forefather’s madness of wider rows.
If there's anything that Jim Leverich isn’t, it’s a follower.
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