Articles by John Dobberstein

Solving The Puzzle Of Planter Performance

No-tillers can boost yields and profits if they ‘marry’ the right attachments to their planters and avoid some common mistakes.
Kevin Kimberely has compelling numbers that show not only how far the science of efficient planting has come, but how quickly things can fall apart for no-tillers.
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New Options Built To Beat Pests

New seed treatments, herbicides lead the list of crop-protection products unveiled for 2011 to help no-tillers maximize yields, profits.
Crop-protection manufacturers have rolled out a bevy of new seed treatments, herbicides, in-plant traits and biocontrol agents for 2011 that will help no-tillers tackle problems with weeds, insects and diseases.
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The Fine Print On Vertical Tillage

No-tillers must look at residue anchoring, field leveling and seedbed preparation before selecting vertical-tillage implements.
Judging from the number of articles and discussions threads on the Web about vertical tillage, it’s clear that no-tillers still have lots of questions about what the practice is.
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Keeton Seed Firmer Makes It Two In A Row

From equipment to crop protection to precision tools, No-Till Farmer readers rated the best-performing no-till products for 2010.
With major rainfall events pelting many regions of the U.S. prior to and during the 2010 production season, field conditions were a big concern for no-tillers — not just in preparing fields for planting, but also no-tilling crops properly.
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Getting The Most Out Of Nitrogen

No-tillers can improve their utilization of ‘N’ by measuring variability in their fields and taking advantage of biotech corn.
There's more pressure than ever today for no-tillers to increase corn yields, and the challenge of high fertilizer prices and environmental regulations aren't going away either.
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No-Till Tools, Innovations on Display

The annual InfoExpo, held during the 2011 Ag Media Summit in New Orleans, yielded lots of news and developments about equipment, crop protection and precision-ag products.
Equipment manufacturers and makers of crop-protection and fertilizer products shared their latest news with No-Till Farmer during the recent 2011 InfoExpo, held during the Ag Media Summit in New Orleans.
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