Articles by Katherine Meitner

Double Your Acreage — Relay Intercrop!

This family says relay intercropping soybeans after wheat in the same field in the same year has boosted yield, income, family time and available acreage—while dropping chemical costs in their no-till operation.
Keith Thompson of Osage, Kan., was at his wits end. His family's no-till operation just wasn't up to par and he knew if something wasn’t done soon, something had to give.
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Sold On No-Tilling

Bill Mckibben believes in the many benefits of no-till. He's put on numerous meetings for interested farmers. He promotes it to clients - but he does so with a realistic picture of the no-till conversion. "Some universities promote no-till but forget about minimum tillage," he says. "We use it as a good transition from conventional tillage to no-till."
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12 Income-Boosting No-Till Planter Adjustments

Here are a dozen simple adjustments you can’t afford to ignore to improve no-till yields.
It all starts with the planter, Gregg Sauder of Tremont, Ill., told 660 attendees at the seventh annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Mo. He says no-tillers concerned with yields and stands should turn their attentions to the no-till planter to receive optimum crop performance.
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Lucky Iowan Wins Big

By having his ticket drawn at the National No-Tillage Conference, Iowa no-tiller Dean Markwardt lands free use of an Art’s-Way no-till drill for a year.
Dean Markwardt, like 659 other no-tillers around the country, came to the seventh annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis to reap the benefits of acclaimed speakers, network with accomplished no-tillers and participate in numerous no-till roundtables. Little did he know he would be the most envied no-tiller in the bunch.
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Finding Better Nitrogen Options

Turning classroom sessions from the National No-Tillage Conference into daily practice on the farm pays off for this no-tiller—in a big way.
You've seen the promotion pieces. You’ve browsed through the program. You might have even considered picking up the phone and registering. But if you’ve never attended a National No-Tillage Conference, you are missing out.
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Grabbing No-Till By The Horns

As the new millennium approaches, no-tillers gathered to exchange information, network and learn new profit-building techniques at the National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis.
With 660 dedicated no-tillers gathering in the exciting city of St. Louis, "the gateway to the west," the theme to the seventh annual National No-Tillage Conference, "No-Till...Gateway To The New Millennium," inspired even the skeptical that if there ever was anything to lead agriculture into the new millennium it would be no-till farming.
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Check Out These No-Till Small Grain “Must Do’s”

With the turn of the century comes changes for no-tillers—and that includes small grain growers.
Corn and soybeans. Soybeans and corn. To many no-tillers, these are the staple crops of their farming operations. But for the Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Western Canada regions, farmers often concentrate on small grains-proving that no-till works for other crops.
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