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No-Tiller Miles Willhite

Mounting Application Costs Returns No-Tiller to Tillage … for Now

Citing increasing herbcide expenses to combat weed pressures, long-time Kansas no-tiller Miles Willhite is seeking an alternative to ‘chemical farming.’
The spraying bills were adding up for Miles Willhite. He felt that the mounting expenses — creeping into the five-figure realm — to spray chemicals, including application costs, were outweighing the benefits of no-tilling on what was then a 300-acre farm in Leon, Kan.
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Making No-Till Work with Continuous Corn and Manure

Despite an abundance of residue and 3 million gallons of liquid cattle manure to inject, the Meiers are seeing success with no-till and learning how to add cover crops to the system.
Despite an abundance of residue and 3 million gallons of liquid cattle manure to inject, the Meiers are seeing success with no-till and learning how to add cover crops to the system.
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Alfalfa, Cereal Rye Bring Added Benefits to Long-Term No-Till

Milledgeville, Ill., no-tiller Norm Deets finds alfalfa helps speed up the transition to no-till and cover crops hold and build soil in areas prone to erosion.
Being the “scourge” of the neighborhood was one of the biggest challenges Norm Deets faced when he started no-tilling. But after 30 years of committing to the practice, he knows the benefits outweigh the nice look of perfectly tilled soils.
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