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On Trial: Finding The Best Closing Wheel For No-Till

Early research results from a Beck’s Hybrids study indicate no-tillers may have better alternatives than traditional rubber closing wheels, particularly when planting conditions turn out to be less than ideal.
Which closing wheel is right for no-till operations? That’s the big question Beck’s Hybrids seeks to answer by putting several closing wheel options to the test in multiple locations.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: In Search Of No-Till Planting Perfection: For Himself And Others

Years of onfarm experimentation have made no-tiller Bill Lehmkuhl a pro at drawing out prime planter performance.
No-tilling for 32 years doesn't mean I know it all. Over the years, I've come up against many new no-till challenges I've had to solve. Some were easier to spot than others. Some I stumbled across by accident.
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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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Sidedress Anhydrous Without Compromising No-Till

New nutrient applicators allow for sidedressing anhydrous and other nitrogen solutions with minimal soil disturbance, maximum efficiency
Destructive trails left by a shank and knife anhydrous applicator are fodder for no-tiller nightmares. But new low-disturbance applicators mean no-tillers can slip the cost-effective nitrogen source into the ground and leave barely a mark.
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