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Turning Unwanted Discs Into A No-Till Asset

A Kansas farmer invented a five-sided, vertical-tillage blade that he says puts crop residue in touch with soil microbes but still protects the benefits of no-till.
When Henry Falk was growing up on his farm, if a piece of machinery — new or used — wasn’t doing the job, his father would haul it to his shop and rebuild it with a torch and welder to make it work better.
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5 Top Tips For Readying John Deere No-Till Drills

Investing time now to maintain John Deere no-till drills with single-disc openers can head off costly downtime and improve field performance.
John Deere's no-till single-disc opener, such as those used on its 750, 1590, 1850, 1890 and other drills, is the most common drill opener on the market.
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Blade Wear Is Dangerous!

Too much blade contact with no-till planters and drills can cause premature wear on the frog or wear guard assembly.
When the Tru-Vee type planters were first introduced, the opener discs were designed to make a V-shaped furrow in loose, tilled soil to create a prime environment for proper seed placement. As time progressed, farming practices began to move away from total tillage to minimum-till and today’s highly popular no-till.
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Harvesting Begins With No-Till Planting

This no-till veteran maintains today’s planting equipment may be costing you plenty of yield.
As a veteran no-tiller, Paul Schaffert has worked with no-till seeding equipment for more than 20 years. And he’s always advocated that harvest actually begins when you no-till your crops in the spring.
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No-Till Weed Wisdom

Don’t let a sudden shift in weed species convince you to bring out the disc.
After attending a number of no-till meetings and conferences, Blair, Neb., no-tiller Tim Andersen knew weeds could be conquered with plenty of good planning before no-tilling.
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