Articles by Katherine Meitner

Wondering About No-Till Wheat!

If you've been struggling with no-till wheat, you may be pulling your hair out looking for answers. These no-tillers explain what's new, what's coming and why it can be down-right confusing.
When it comes to perfecting no-till crop practices, it seems like corn and soybeans have made the most progress. They’ve got genetically altered seed and specialized chemicals. They’re continually tinkering with planters and drills, hoping to create the ideal machine. But what about wheat?
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Incredible No-Till Time, Money Savers

This no-tiller’s incredibly efficient operation saves time, money, labor—and sparked the curiosity of President Clinton.
Finding time and money savers is always a top priority for no-tillers. It’s actually two of the reasons why most farmers switch to no-till in the first place. At least it was for Les Auer of Broadview, Mont.
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High-Tech Toys For Those No-Till Boys

These technologies aren’t science fiction, they’re reality for no-tilling today.
While most people associate computers and advanced technologies with e-mail and gory CD-ROM video games, Marion Calmer thinks about higher profits and labor-saving practices for his 1,300-acre farm.
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No-Tilling Soybeans In November?

While “pushing the limits” of early planting dates, this crop consultant has proven that planting soybeans real early might just be crazy enough to work.
“No one’s ever accused me of being completely normal,” is the claim often made by no-tiller Dave Savage. And there’s good reason.
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Battling No-Till Soybean Diseases

These no-till researchers have the latest scoop on soybean nasties.
When it comes to any recent discovery about soybean diseases, chances are three researchers have found it. These top-notch no-till researchers have done extensive digging and testing on what no-tillers can do to protect their valuable no-till soybeans from the devastating effects of diseases.
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Wanted: New Direct Seeding Answers

One Illinois researcher says New Zealand’s cross-slot openers may be the answer many no-tillers are looking for.
The endless search for new ways to reduce costs while reducing soil erosion has kept Butch Fisher busy. This no-till farmer and district conservationist with the Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation District in Tuscola, Ill., has spent countless hours researching direct seeding.
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6 Money-Making Changes For 750 No-Till Drills

Modifying a highly popular no-till drill enabled this eastern Washington farming operation to switch to continuous cropping and forget about summer fallow.
Even though the majority of John Deere 750 no-till drills are used to seed soybeans and small grains in the Midwest, that certainly doesn’t mean modifications made for efficient seeding in the Pacific Northwest won’t prove valuable in other areas.
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