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No-Tillers Build Better Practices at National No-Tillage Conference

From using cover crops to cycle nutrients to easing compaction with precision technology, no-tillers took home a bounty of no-till tips from the 23rd annual National No-Tillage Conference.

Nearly 1,000 No-Tillers made the trek to Cincinnati this January to listen to top-notch soil health scientists and no-till experts, network with fellow growers, and take away valuable information and insights for building better no-till practices on their operations at the National No-Tillage Conference.


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Crop Budgeting for 2014 Wheat

This fall there are two key economic issues to consider in wheat production: lower grain prices and fertilizer costs. A year ago, July 2013 wheat futures traded at $8.67. Today, July 2014 wheat trades at $7.04. The decline in wheat prices over the past year equates to about $98 per acre on an average 60-bushel yield.
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Implement Guidance Paves The Way To Profitability

Technology that keeps field implements in line is gaining momentum as no-tillers and strip-tillers see increased yields, and lower input costs, through improved accuracy with field operations.
When Jim Irwin began strip-tilling in 1996, one of his biggest frustrations was being unable to precisely place seed in the strips he formed in the fall.
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Proper Blend Of Precision Ag Pays Off For Strip-Tillers

Jeff and Clay Reints have turned to auto-steer and prescription planting to cut seed costs, gauge field fertility and push for more consistent yields.
Clay Reints doesn't shy away from a challenge. So when his father, Jeff, decided 4 years ago to begin exploring the tools of precision farming, Clay accepted the job of getting it done.
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