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Rigging Up A Late-Season Cover Crop, Fertilizer Solution

With help from a fabricator, New York strip-tiller Donn Branton converted a RoGator into a dual-purpose machine that seeds covers and dry fertilizer into standing corn and soybeans.
Seeding cover crops into standing corn and soybeans in a colder climate can be a daunting challenge, so Donn Branton came up with a solution on his farm that actually solves two problems in one pass.
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Dedication To Conservation Changes Soils, Pushes Yields

In the 11 years Mike Werling has been ‘never-tilling’ and using cover crops, organic matter levels climb, yellow clay soils turn blacker and yields steadily increase.
One of the best compliments Mike Werling ever received was a couple of springs ago, when a scientist for the federal government examined a soil pit on one of Werling’s fields.
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The Best No-Till Innovations At The 2013 Farm Progress Show

No-Till Farmer editors combed through hundreds of exhibits at this year’s massive show to bring you the industry’s latest and greatest equipment releases.
Last August, eight editors from No-Till Farmer and its sister publications descended on the Farm Progress Show grounds in Decatur, Ill., to uncover the newest farm equipment innovations in agriculture.
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Fine-Tune No-Till Drills For Better Cover Crop Seeding

Whether it’s getting cover-crop mixes seeded properly, or determining the right planting depth, equipment experts and no-tillers themselves offer tips on improving cover-crop seeding with no-till drills.
From airplanes and helicopters to highboy seeders, spreaders and planters, there are plenty of options for seeding cover crops. But many no-tillers prefer to use the tried-and-true no-till drills to seed covers.
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Turning Unwanted Discs Into A No-Till Asset

A Kansas farmer invented a five-sided, vertical-tillage blade that he says puts crop residue in touch with soil microbes but still protects the benefits of no-till.
When Henry Falk was growing up on his farm, if a piece of machinery — new or used — wasn’t doing the job, his father would haul it to his shop and rebuild it with a torch and welder to make it work better.
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Wisconsin Crop Cover Conference

2/27/18
Holiday Inn in Steven’s Point
1001 Amber Ave,
Stevens Point, WI
United States

The 2018 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference will take place on February 27 (9am-5pm) at the Holiday Inn in Steven’s Point. This will be a statewide conference geared toward helping Wisconsin farmers use cover crops more effectively. Many of the presenters will be Wisconsin grain and livestock farmers speaking from experience about what has worked and hasn’t worked in their Wisconsin cropping systems. Barry Fischer, Indiana NRCS Soil Health Specialist and renowned cover crop expert, will be the keynote for the event.

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