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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: One Size Doesn't Fit All Farms - Or Even One

Whether it's fertility, rotation, tilliage or inputs, each acre on Donn Branton's farm gets what is needed in any given year.
I'm trying to figure out the best practices to manage each of our acres in an economical way. I’m not just going to stick with one practice across the whole farm to say I’m doing it. It has to show returns.
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No-Till Twin-Row Cropping Continues Farming Evolution

Building on the benefits of conservation tillage, growers find additional advantages and yields from the twin-row system.
Once considered a radical cropping system, no-tilling continued its climb into the mainstream this year. News headlines noted the surging number of growers jumping into no-tilling to escape from skyrocketing fuel and fertilizer prices.
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Early Soybeans Can Reap Big Rewards

This no-tiller says there are lots of reasons you should consider no-tilling soybeans earlier.
Most modern agronomists would laugh at the planting dates followed by our forefathers. Times were different. The economy was different. And the information we knew about the soil, most effective planting dates and what it ultimately means to the crop was definitely different.
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Double Your Acreage — Relay Intercrop!

This family says relay intercropping soybeans after wheat in the same field in the same year has boosted yield, income, family time and available acreage—while dropping chemical costs in their no-till operation.
Keith Thompson of Osage, Kan., was at his wits end. His family's no-till operation just wasn't up to par and he knew if something wasn’t done soon, something had to give.
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No-Till Answer Man!

As part of this continuing series, an Indiana farmer tackles your most frequently asked no-tilling questions.
Here are my thoughts on recently asked questions by No-Till Farmer readers. Remember that your particular farming circumstances may result in entirely different answers to these particular concerns.
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