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Some Tips To Consider For Prepping Your No-Till Planter

Bolt tightening, leveling, greasing and calibrating may be needed to make sure your no-till machine is ready to head into the field for planting.
It’s time to think about reviewing your plans for the planting season, and there are four basic areas you may want to spend some time on.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Cover Crops, Residue Whip No-Till Fields Into Shape

Since retiring from a local shop, Michigan no-tiller Larry Bonnell is using his extra time to focus on putting soil, microbes, insects and crops to work in his no-till system.
On a chilly November day 2 years ago, I was deer hunting in one of the fence rows I’ve left to help manage erosion in my hilly fields.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: From No-Till Novice To Globe-Trotting Educator

Adapting tools and strategies by example have helped Scott Day push zero-till acres to nearly 100% in his region.
The two careers that formed my life for the last 23 years started on the same day. A loan to purchase 320 acres adjacent to my family’s home farm, and an offer for a job as a local extension agronomist for Manitoba Agriculture, were mere hours apart.
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Emerging Tools For Evaluating Soils Could Change How You Farm

Improved electromagnetic sensors and on-the-go software yield 3-D maps of soil profiles that may help no-tillers fine-tune field management decisions.
We've been using precision technologies, such as yield monitors and variable-rate application, for more than a decade to help us fine-tune management practices and improve our production methods and profitability
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Evaluating Vertical Tillage Tools

Vertical tillage tools are gaining in popularity in Pennsylvania as well as other parts of the country, says Sjoerd Duiker of Penn State University.
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Excellent Stands, Easy Setup

United Farm Tools 5300 no-till drill lives up to its promises.
A John Deere Enthusiast, Allen Verell wasn’t sure what to expect from the United Farms Tools (UFT) 5300 no-till drill that he won use of for a year at the 1998 National No-Tillage Conference.
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