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Switch to No-Till Saves Soil, Boosts Nutrient Efficiency

Ron Neises sees more even crop emergence and less time cleaning waterways after converting his south-central Kansas farm to no-till practices two decades ago.
While the weather in Kansas can be very fickle, Ron Neises has found switching to no-till practices 20 years ago has brought a calming influence, of sorts, to the 2,600 acres he farms in Belle Plaine, Kan.
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Stopping Erosion, Moisture Loss with No-Till

Ron Neises and his son, Ethan, discuss why they switched to no-till practices in 1996 on their 2,600-acre operation near Belle Plaine, Kan., and the different components they’ve added to their John Deere 7200 planter that include Dawn row cleaners and Dawn Curvetine closing wheels.
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Benefits of Adding Tramlines to No-Tilled Fields

Hutchinson, Kan., no-tiller Darren Nelson discusses the tramline system he’s set up on his John Deere air seeder to manage traffic in his no-tilled fields. The system is made by Tram-Rite Tramlines in Fredericksburg, Va., and is housed in an old toolbox mounted to the chassis to hold the air tank, compressor and valve system.
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