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Moving Up to a Larger No-Till Planter?

Do your research, keep your no-till goals in mind and ask plenty of questions before diving into this all-important purchase.
Recently we purchased a new planter as our acreage and custom work has been increasing. We decided we wanted a larger planter, and one that would allow us to continue with our 20-inch rows.
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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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What I've Learned from No-Tilling: After Nearly 25 Years, Improvements Still Keep Coming

An open mind welcomes a lot of ideas that, with a little tweaking, can deliver even more success to your fields.
Talk to 10 no-tillers and you’ll probably hear 10 slightly different viewpoints on why it pays to quit disturbing and start building the soil. At Sheridan Farms, we’ve got our list, too. We’ve been able to drop from five marketed crops to two or three without any loss in productivity or farm income.
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Use Deep Zone-Tillage To Farm Vertically

Higher yields can result from getting crop roots to grow deeper in your no-tilled fields.
"If you want to double the size of your farm, farm vertically,” says Ray Rawson. The developer of several pieces of zone tillage equipment and a no-till corn and soybean producer from Farwell, Mich., for many years has taken the time to look beneath the soil surface. The result has been higher yields on his own and and many other farms.
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More Equipment Modifications

To join the discussions visit the Farmer’s Forum: www.no-tillfarmer.com
Many topics addressed this past month on the No-Till Farmer Farmer’s Forum were regarding various no-till equipment modifications. Here’s what you
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