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5 Top Notch Tips for Better No-Till Planting, Seed Placement

Striving for uniformity ‘every day of the year’ is the best approach to no-tilling crops and optimizing yields, says ag engineer Paul Jasa.
With planting season not as far away as it might seem, editors at No-Till Farmer recently talked with Nebraska Extension ag engineer Paul Jasa about a range of topics related to no-tilling corn. From ensuring proper seeding depth and spacing, to choosing the right planter and seeder attachments, to the location of the new rows, Jasa explained what steps no-tillers may want to consider to achieve better and more consistent. Here are the highlights of this discussion.
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Narrow, High-Tech Gauge Wheels Tackle Plugging, Emergence Issues

New materials and designs for depth-gauge wheels can help growers improve seed-depth consistency and emergence in tough no-till conditions, and possibly increase yields.
When it comes to no-till planters and drills, row cleaners and closing wheels often get the most attention from growers, giving rise to seemingly endless tweaking and innovation devoted to the attachments.
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Cleaning A Path For No-Till Success

Technology for row cleaners has evolved, but no-tillers must set them up properly to achieve optimum stands and yields.
Residue management at planting is paramount to no-till success. Moving residue away from planter openers and gauge wheels ensures the planter can place seed in a way that maximizes stand uniformity.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Equipment Dealer Brings No-Till Expertise To Growers

From the ABC's of no-till planters to how you can test your ag equipment dealer's no-till savvy, Dave Dum shares his knowledge
The steady growth of no-till farming in the Chesapeake Bay areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia has become a classic example of putting conservation farming methods to work to help save a major natural resource.
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Removing No-Till Obstacles

Residue managers should move trash so gauge wheels run level, drop seed consistently and produce uniform, high-yielding stands.
No-tilling corn and soybeans presents many challenges to producers across the country, especially within continuous corn and other high-residue environments.
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Must-Do No-Till Planter Adjustments for Higher Yields

Sometimes all it takes for better yields are a few tweaks of your no-till planter. This no-tiller says these adjustments are a necessity if you want to maximize your yields.
Let me guess. You’re tired of people telling you they’ve got the newest gadget or gizmo that will boost profits for the “low price” that makes your checkbook shudder in fright. We’ve all been there.
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Eliminating Dirt From The Inside Of Gauge Wheels

No-tillers offered their solutions to this dirty problem and swayed another farmer away from using a rotary hoe.
The web site www.no-tillfarmer.com has been busy the past few weeks. If you haven't taken a look at the site, now is the perfect time. Some of your fellow no-tillers have been chiming in on subjects ranging from the best planters to what rotations work best to the No-Till Farmer's featured topic of problems with dirt building up on gauge wheels.
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Proven No-Till Planter, Drill Modifications That Work

Four no-tillers let readers in on their best shop-tested equipment secrets.
Not content with using a plain, old no-till planter or drill, a panel of four innovative no-tillers at last January's National No-Tillage Conference explained their best-kept secrets when it comes to modifying equipment.
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