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Putting No-Till Faith to the Test

With all the bad press of late about farming systems failing, it's nice to see stories about growers seeking out no-till and regenerative farming practices as the solution.
With all the bad press of late about farming systems failing, it's nice to see stories about growers seeking out no-till and regenerative farming practices as the solution.
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New Specialty Crops Offer Bonus No-Till Income

Whether it’s soybeans, corn, sunflowers or canola, no-tillers can grow solutions to meet market demand for healthy and renewable oils, as well as more efficient ethanol production.
Generating more income on no-till acres is a powerful reason for no-tillers to raise specialty crops currently available.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Time Savings Allow for Speciality Crops

High-starch corn and Roundup Ready soybean seed are two crops made possible because no-tilling gives Sam Swinford the time needed for these niche markets.
We made our initial commitment to continuous no-tilling during the early years of Roundup Ready soybean development. We had gained experience with no-tilling double-cropped soybeans into wheat stubble, but we weren’t totally impressed. We found that heavy residue from the wheat crop tied up nitrogen and was costing us fertilizer dollars. We were also experimenting with no-tilling soybeans into corn stubble, which was getting easier with new narrow-row equipment.
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Add More No-TIll Value!

Adding specialty crops to your no-till operation can definitely increase your profits. Here's how to do it right, from a veteran no-tiller who's definitely making it work.
“We're all looking for more profit per acre,” says Kent Krukewitt, “and that’s my incentive for growing value-added crops.”
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