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Tweaks, Experiments Lead To Successful No-Till Transition

Whether it’s running four different sets of closing wheels, integrating precision technology or reviving soil fertility, Paul Butler is always looking for ways to improve his no-till operations.

When Paul Butler once considered the cost of all the equipment he’d need to get into farming, he didn’t think it was possible — until neighboring no-tiller Jeff Martin suggested no-till.


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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Using The Right Tools Brings No-Till Success

Doug Gronau believes technology can boost no-till profitability, but it must produce a quick return on investment.
Returning to no-till after a 30-plus year hiatus was really a homecoming for my family. My father no-tilled in the 1960s, but moved away from the practice due to the lack of mechanical and herbicide options we needed to make no-till work.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Total Commitment And Technology Make 100% No-Till Work

No-tiller Cade Bushnell made major planter changes, added continuous corn and cut nitrogen rates with a four-part program.
Shifting from conventional tillage to no-till often requires a lot of physical change in your operation. Just as importantly, adopting this new way of farming demands a strong dose of faith during a transition period that might take several years. I like to joke it’s the same kind of devotion it takes to make a good marriage work.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Always Learning More From No-Till And Strip-Till

Tom Oswald continues the onfarm research that convinced him 20 years ago to avoid full-width tillage
It might be more correct to call this article, “What I’m Still Learning From No-Tilling.” Over nearly 30 years, my farming operation has shifted from customary fall-spring tillage, through a period of detailed research and onfarm studies and finally, 11 years ago, to adoption of continuous no-till.
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