Articles by Jack Zemlicka

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Compaction Studies Point To Potential For Higher Yields

Early results from a university’s study of lower tire pressure seems to correlate with reduced soil damage and increased winter wheat yields.
As manufacturers churn out larger and heavier machinery to increase capacity, no-tillers are being challenged to preserve soil structure and avoid the yield consequences of compaction in order to meet growing global crop production demands.
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Fertilizer Tweaks, Equipment Updates Yield More Success For Strip-Tillers

A commitment to strip-till and ongoing nitrogen application trials and timing reward Illinois strip-tillers Dan and Trent Sanderson
When transitioning to strip-till, farmers may gradually adopt the practice, testing the system on a small number of acres and then expanding once they begin to see the benefits.
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Writing A New Prescription For Higher Corn Yields

360 Yield Center seeks to push corn yields consistently to 300 bushels per acre, and beyond, through better management and application of water and nitrogen.
Is 500-bushel corn really attainable? Those involved with the new Illinois-based company 360 Yield Center think so, through better identification and management of limiting factors in the field.
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Seeking A Simpler Solution For Tractor ‘Cab Clutter’

As no-tillers endure headaches getting precision tools to work together, manufacturers are pushing standardized testing and a searchable database to improve equipment compatibility.
Connecting different brands of farm machinery and precision technology can be as appealing as a root canal for many no-tillers. The process often prompts head scratching, hand wringing and hit-or-miss success achieving peak performance.
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‘Wearable Technology’ Could Reshape Farm Decisions

Google Glass shows promise for hands-free crop scouting, machinery maintenance and training farm employees, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all platform — at least for now.
When scouting corn and soybean plants on his family’s 1,300-acre farm near Higginsville, Mo., no-tiller Garrett Riekhof will document insect damage or leaf discoloration to share with his off-site agronomist and solicit feedback.
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‘Wearable Technology’ Could Reshape Farm Decisions

Google Glass shows promise for hands-free crop scouting, machinery maintenance and training farm employees, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all platform — at least for now.
WHEN SCOUTING corn and soybean plants on his family’s 1,300-acre farm near Higginsville, Mo., no-tiller Garrett Riekhof will document insect damage or leaf discoloration to share with his off-site agronomist and solicit feedback.
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New Deere Row Units Put No-Tiller On The Fast Track

Kansas no-tiller Greg Smith sees improved corn stands in variable soils and higher soybean yields after testing John Deere’s high-speed ExactEmerge row units.
Veteran no-tiller Greg Smith has obeyed the recommended 5 mph planting speed limit when no-tilling corn and soybeans to avoid jeopardizing accurate depth and spacing of seed.
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Trial And Error Leads To Strip-Till Success

Switching to 30-inch corn, and experimentation with cover crops and strip-tilled soybeans, is showing a promising payback for Indiana strip-tiller Jason Wykoff.
With the majority of their acres dedicated to seed corn, a crop that requires intense management, strip-tiller Jason Wykoff and his wife, Gretchan, can’t afford to waste time and money on unnecessary field passes.
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