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11th Annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

No-Tillers Becoming Masterful at Treading Deep Waters

A rebound in soybean yields and a major effort on cost restraints led to more no-tillers finding a favorable position in the black for 2018.
No-tillers are proving to be quite adept at traversing deep waters. Having experienced 5 years of paltry commodity prices, the readers of No-Till Farmer may have turned in their best year financially since corn prices began to dive in the summer of 2014.
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Traits of Profitable Farming

If you’re running a farm yourself or managing someone else’s operation, yes, you’re a farmer, but you’re also a businessperson. After all, whether it’s a smaller, family-owned venture or a larger, corporate enterprise, the end game is some form of profitability.
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Manure Injection Gets A Closer Look

Pennsylvania is looking into new ways to deal with the old problem of manure. This year, Pennsylvania is using a $225,000 federal grant to study the benefits of injecting manure into farm fields.
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The No-Till Target: Efficient Fertilizer Placement

How and where you apply your fertilizer — and in what form — can make a big impact on your no-till yields.
What producer doesn’t want to make the most efficient use of their fertilizer dollars? But more than ever, no-tillers are looking for ways to slash fertilizer costs while maximizing corn, soybean and wheat yields, says Phil Needham.
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Eyeballing Organic Matter

Simple tests can help you see the improvements in organic matter due to no-tilling.
You can eyeball how much organic matter there is in your soil, says Jill Clapperton, a Canadian soil microbiologist at the Lethbridge Research Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta. Take a sample of the soil in an old can, mix it with water and shake well.
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