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9 No-Till Planter Tips for Accurate, Consistent Seeding

Planter specialist Bill Lehmkuhl shares the key measurements and inspections no-tillers should perform on their no-till planters to ensure better seeding results and greater yields.

If Bill Lehmkuhl were buying a new planter today, he’d be really nervous.

“They all have issues when they come out of the factory,” he says. “Just because it’s brand-new doesn’t mean it’s ready to go to the field, unfortunately.”


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Farmer Unveils New Invention For The Seed Firmer Market

With an embedded stainless-steel fertilizer tube and replaceable wear plate, the Flo-Rite seed firmer promises better down pressure and less cost per row unit, says inventor Jeff Peter.
Debate has raged for many years about what seed firmer is the best product for improving no-till seed germination and stands. But a new product unveiled this spring may add new life to the debate.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Stewarding The Birthplace Of No-Till

Sharing and learning are still cornerstones for the Young family, who planted the first commercial no-till field in southern Kentucky 50 years ago.
My father, Harry Young, wasn’t a shy fellow. If he was going to do something, he’d do it out in the open and let the chips fall where they may.
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7 Ways To Make No-Till Corn Perform

Testing for hybrid selection and proper down pressure are just a couple of things that help Gary Porter achieve solid no-till corn stands
With nearly 7,200 acres, including 3,500 acres of corn, along the Missouri-Iowa border, Gary Porter has taken many opportunities to test and incorporate different practices into his cropping operation.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Bending Equipment, Argonomics To Fit His Needs Pays

South Dakota no-tiller Terry Huss modifies new equipment to fit his dry conditions and goes against the trend by growing wheat with corn and soybeans.
It doesn’t seem possible that I’ve been no-tilling for 30 years. I don’t know if you would call me a pioneer, but no-till was almost unheard of in north central South Dakota in 1979.
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