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Emerging Biologicals Could Help No-Tillers Get More With Less

Bio-ag products are outgrowing their “snake oil” reputation and could bring higher yields at a lower environmental price.

For no-tillers already saving topsoil, reducing fuel usage and controlling input costs, the emerging market of biological products could offer another way to ratchet yields even higher without paying an environmental price.


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Building A Better No-Till Soil

Gypsum, cover crops, manure and even vertical tillage can be part of a multifaceted no-till system that improves soil health and brings in higher yields.
There's no doubt most no-tillers are good stewards of the land and want to conserve it for themselves and future generations. To most farmers, that means conserving their soil base — and to others it means improving it.
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Cutting-Edge Planting And Seeding Equipment

Options, flexibility and precision are hallmarks of the new planters and drills unveiled at the 2009 Farm Progress and Big Iron shows
The rapid rise in the cost of seed and fertilizer in the past year served as a wake-up call for no-tillers, reminding them that controlling input costs is often the difference between being profitable or not.
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Is Ripping Necessary With No-Till?

Deep ripping may have a place, but it isn’t the answer to yield concerns due to erosion and compaction in all no-tilled fields.
A recent report from Caterpillar indicates no-till should not be attempted in fields with excessive erosion unless the ground has been deep ripped for at least 2 years.
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