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Prescribing High Populations Maximizes No-Till Productivity

No-tiller Davie Stephens is planting thicker, narrower rows to get the most out of every acre, while protecting his highly erodible land.
Like most growers, Davie Stephens wants to get the most out of his farm. The Clinton, Ky., corn and soybean no-tiller moved to 20-inch rows in the mid 1990s to ramp up planting populations, and is working with different companies to test prescription services to determine what planting rate fits each farm best.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Courage To Change Spells Success For No-Tiller

Drainage, proper pH, efficient nutrient use and a top-performing planter top Roger Wenning’s checklist for building a successful no-till and strip-till operation.
Water has long been my chief adversary in farming. All of my acres have some roll to them and several areas on the farm are classified as highly erodible.
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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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Improving Your No-Till Planter

Actively responding to the questions of fellow farmers, no-tillers have been eager to jump into a number of different hot topics.
A simple question about converting a disc to an aeration tool sparked a heated discussion on the No-Till Farmer message board this month. No-tillers gave their thoughts about making this conversion and also the compaction problems that can go along with no-tilling in cold, wet soils.
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