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Machinery Buys Fall Further in 2015

While equipment purchases declined for a second straight year, no-tillers spent more than they anticipated even with lower grain prices.
For the second straight year, equipment purchases by no-tillers declined over the previous year. The drop in grain prices in 2014 certainly seemed to have an impact, as the average reader of No-Till Farmer eased back purchases from a farm average of $87,921 in 2014 to $64,938 ahead of the 2015 cropping season.
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Landoll Unveils Redesigned Model 5211 Grain Drill

Landoll announces its 5211 Grain Drill offers more unique features for 2014, including the option for 3 boxes on four different models that range from 10 to 20 feet in width, for seeding large fields with any combination of seed, fertilizer or grass seed.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: No-Till And Cover Crops — Just Rolling With It

A three-pronged management approach helps longtime no-tiller John C. Johnson use residue to keep nutrients cycling and yields high.
Cover cropping may be a modern buzz term, but it’s a concept I first witnessed back in the late 1940s. I’m the fifth generation of my family to farm both sides of the Mason-Dixon line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, and was fortunate enough to watch both my father and grandfather work the land.
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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

Do Plows Need Cigarette-Style Warnings?

The consequences of plowing farm ground are so serious, John Baker says the implements should have warnings on them similar to cigarettes. We’ve always argued here at No-Till Farmer that tillage is addictive, especially when it’s recreational tillage that accomplishes little or nothing.
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Tips For No-Till Drilling Cover Crops

Proper setup of no-till drillers is critical to getting a successful crop of winter legumes seeded into warm season grasses, said Dirk Philipp, assistant professor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. After months of being idle, the first step is a good cleaning, he said.
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