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Kinze Questions And Guiding A First-Time No-Tiller

Veteran no-tillers offer their advice about Kinze planters while a rookie seeks help with a rough field.
If you have any last-minute no-tilling questions, or want to offer any ideas for fellow farmers prior to the 2003 planting season, the time to act is now. The No-Till Farmer Farmer’s Forum message board is available for you to use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Plenty of no-tillers just like yourself find knowledgeable answers to tough questions every day.
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Seventh Annual No-Till Innovator Award Winners Announced

Advancing the art of no-till in 2002, these award winners have made a lasting impression on the no-tilling industry.
No-Tillers around the world owe a great deal of gratitude to this year’s winners of the No-Till Innovator Awards. Their efforts have continued to solidify no-tilling’s place among the world’s most efficient and economical ways of farming.
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Improving Your No-Till Planter

Actively responding to the questions of fellow farmers, no-tillers have been eager to jump into a number of different hot topics.
A simple question about converting a disc to an aeration tool sparked a heated discussion on the No-Till Farmer message board this month. No-tillers gave their thoughts about making this conversion and also the compaction problems that can go along with no-tilling in cold, wet soils.
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Improving Your No-Till Planter

Actively responding to the questions of fellow farmers, no-tillers have been eager to jump into a number of different hot topics.
Now is the best time of year to utilize the No-Till Farmer Web site message board, Farmer’s Forum, at www.no-tillfarmer.com.
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What Do No-Tillers Want When It Comes To Corn Hybrids And Soybean Varieties?

This and other debates are currently underway at www.no-tillfarmer.com.
As you start inching closer to the National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., from Jan. 8 to 11, 2003, get a head start on topics you want to hear about by jumping on our Web site’s message board, Farmer’s Forum, at www.no-tillfarmer.com. It’s a great place to make some no-tilling contacts with people that you’ll be able to meet up with at the conference.
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Handling Adversity During Tough Times

Ever since you started your no-tilling operation, you’ve known you’re not immune to cropping problems. There are years that you still brag about to anyone who will listen, then there are years (maybe this was one of them) you’d rather permanently erase from your memory due to the drought.
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Get Rid Of Those Troublesome Volunteer Trees

Post your opinion on a wide variety of no-tilling issues at www.no-tillfarmer.com
The temperatures are turning slightly colder but the No-Till Farmer message board, Farmer’s Forum, is starting to heat up. This month no-tillers tapped away at their keyboards and started discussions about ridding their fields of volunteer trees, powering their no-till planters and many more hot topics within the no-tilling world.
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Will Winter Wheat Work As A Cover Crop?

No-tillers also debated the usefulness of rolling stalk choppers along with other hot topics.
No-tillers once again faithfully took to their keyboards and continued to make the Farmer’s Forum on the No-Till Farmer Web site, www.no-tillfarmer.com, a huge success. Two of the more interesting topics from the last month of postings have to do with using wheat as a cover crop and if it’s a good idea to use a rolling stalk chopper before no-tilling into corn residue.
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Making Sense Of Sidedressing Anhydrous Ammonia

Post your question or offer a response at www.no-tillfarmer.com
Making fantastic use of the No-Till Farmer message board, no-tillers continued to offer help, answers and encouragement to fellow farmers who are hoping that this season turns out to be a profitable one.
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Scholarship Contest Continues To Spark Interest In Conservation Tillage

Phoenix Rotary Equipment Ltd. once again is sponsoring an essay contest that will grant $5,000 among three deserving students.
On the successful heels of last year's inaugural conservation tillage scholarship contest, Phoenix Rotary Equipment Ltd. will once again sponsor this year's essay contest. By eloquently writing about an aspect of conservation tillage, three high school or college students will earn a substantial scholarship, which will help them pay for furthering their education.
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