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Is No-Till Still A Fad?

One of the comments No-Till Farmer editors heard while pulling together material for last month’s 40th-anniversary issue was that some educators aren’t on board in promoting no-till. Such appears to be the case with Emerson Nafziger, who continues to devote considerable effort to the need for tillage
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Frank Comments

Is No-Till Still A Fad?

One of the comments No-Till Farmer editors heard while pulling together material for last month’s 40th-anniversary issue was that some educators aren’t on board in promoting no-till. Such appears to be the case with Emerson Nafziger, who continues to devote considerable effort to the need for tillage
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Fall Nitrogen Requires A Balancing Act

Reduce your spring workload and apply nitrogen more cheaply, but the risk of leaching could leave you short of nitrogen when corn needs it.
When you have a spring season like 2008, you can understand why some growers make an effort to apply at least some of their nitrogen in the fall. But just because you get your nitrogen applied before winter flies, that doesn’t mean it will all be there next spring and summer when your corn needs it.
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Drop Soybean Seed Counts To Aim For Profits, Not Yields

No-tillers and researchers are finding that lower populations can maintain yields while providing healthier plants and bottom lines.
Grass farming doesn’t demand much attention in No-Till Farmer, but that doesn’t mean a grass farmer can’t find the answers he needs in these pages and from No-Till Farmer readers.
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No-Till 24 Hours A Day, Accurately

Big no-till acreages with a short seeding window of opportunity call for big capacity equipment.
Because of a small window of opportunity for spring seeding, western Canada no-tillers are investing in large capacity equipment to get drilling and spraying done in a hurry.
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Harrowing Experiences!

Here’s what the experts say about fluffing, turning, mixing, scratching, leveling, shattering, warming and aerating no-till residues.
Besides more effectively managing residue, aerators and rotary harrows are allowing some no-tillers to stretch the spring planting window to boost yields.
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