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After 32 Years Of No-Tilling, Truths Emerge From His Fields

Paul Schaffert has faced his no-till challenges through the decades, and he’s learned from both the ups and the downs. He offers his advice here.
Having no-tilled since 1972, Paul Schaffert has learned a few things while growing corn, wheat, soybeans, sunflowers, milo and grain sorghum on a 2,000-acre irrigated and dryland farm in Indianola, Neb. The lessons have come even harder recently, because the area, which normally receives 10 to 17 inches of rain each year, has been suffering through a drought for the past several years and irrigation is now restricted to 13 inches per year.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: After Three Decades Of No-Tilling, There's Still More To Learn

Never stop looking to improve your fields, your cropsand your profits, says one of the early adopters of no-tilling.
When I first gave no-till a serious look in 1972, we were lucky to harvest 60 bushels of corn per acre in southwestern Nebraska. I couldn’t have dreamed then that we would be setting ambitious but realistic yield goals of 250-bushel corn and near 100-bushel soybeans and wheat for 2006.
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No-Tilling More Accurately

The key is overcoming seed placement concerns, maintains this no-till inventor.
Paul Schaffert has been no-tilling for 27 years. Over the years, the Indianola, Neb., farmer has overcome several serious no-till concerns with plenty of farm shop engineering know-how.
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Sharpen Your No-Till Discs

A successful no-tiller shares how he gets his 750 drill into the ground.
While moderating A Roundtable at last winter's National No-Tillage Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul Schaffert, a no-tiller and owner of Schaffert Manufacturing, fielded a question from a no-tiller who was having a difficult time getting his John Deere 750 drill into the ground. The farmer was hoping for some advice, but no one had an answer.
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Who Was The Conference Spy?

When you turn to pages 12 and 13 in this issue, you'll find an article on the pros and cons of trimming part of the plastic tail off the Keeton seeding attachment to improve your no-till planting efficiency.
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