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No-Tillers Reflect Back to Move Forward at 25-Year Event

No-tillers soaked in lessons from no-till veterans, experts and fellow peers on how to keep their operations heading in the right direction at the 25th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
Traveling from as far as Australia and South Africa, nearly 1,000 no-tillers made the trek to St. Louis in January to learn how to further improve their no-till practices and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National No-Tillage Conference.
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[Video] Furrow Runner Tool Saves Irrigation Water, Sidedresses Corn

Dexter, Mo., no-tiller Johnny Hunter discusses his Furrow Runner implement that cuts narrow trenches in the soil for irrigation water to flow in high-residue no-tilled fields. Fashioned from an old 18-row Orthaman Mfg. BedLister, he also uses the unit to sidedress corn with 28-0-0-4 or 32% at V2-V4 with the help of CDS-John Blue Visa-Gage II flow monitors, John Deere GreenStar rate controller and a 1,700-gallon tank pulled behind.
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[Video] Complete No-Till System Change in the Missouri Bootheel

Dexter, Mo., grower Johnny Hunter discusses his decision to switch from the conventionally tilled, furrow irrigated, 38-inch raised beds to a no-till system to with cover-crop mixes to improve soil health and profitability as he raises field corn, popcorn, cotton, non-GMO soybeans, rice and pumpkins. He also discusses outfitting his John Deere DB60 planter with DawnBiologic cover crop roller units to ‘plant green.’
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Online Extras: August 2016 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Johnny Hunter explaining how a furrow runner tool can help to save irrigation water
  • Steven Tucker talking cover crops and sharing tips for adding peas to a no-till rotation

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[Webinar] Cover Cropping to Aid the Transition to No-Till and Lessons Learned Jumping in Feet First

Johnny Hunter has not been afraid to jump into no-till and cover cropping with both feet first. The Essex, Mo., farmer of 5,400 acres began his transition to no-till in 2012 and immediately began working with various cover crops in his diverse system that includes field corn, popcorn, soybeans, rice and pumpkins. During this No-Till Farmer webinar sponsored by KB Seed Solutions, Hunter shared the following about his cover cropping system. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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