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No, No, No... ‘He Chisel Plowed My 30-Year No-Tilled Ground’

It may take 6 years to return this long-term no-tilled ground to the superior soil quality it enjoyed before this tillage fiasco took place.
In November of 2017, a long-time Corn Belt no-tiller came upon a shocking scene: One of his no-till fields was being chisel plowed by a misinformed tractor driver, working for a multi-thousand acre operator who thought the field was among some of his newly rented ground.
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[Podcast] Guy Swanson and the Yielder Drill

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks Guy Swanson, who, along with his father, Mort, developed the Yielder drill, nicknamed “Old Yeller” which helped producers in the Palouse area no-till crops on steep slopes.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Guy Swanson, who, along with his father, Mort, developed the Yielder drill, nicknamed “Old Yeller,” which helped producers no-till crops on the steep slopes of the Palouse area.
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[Podcast] The Shoulders on Which We Stand ... The Living Legends of No-Till History

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast series, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we hear directly from Frank Lessiter, long-time editor of <em>No-Till Farmer</em>, who has covered no-tillage for 45 years.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast series, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we hear directly from Frank Lessiter, long-time editor of No-Till Farmer, who has covered no-tillage for 45 years.
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Increased Nitrogen Rates May Lead to More Acid Soil Concerns

Experts explain how soil sampling by layers and effective liming can help no-tillers overcome the ‘additive’ effect on soil acidity.
Concerns among no-tillers about the impact of high nitrogen (N) rates on soil acidity appear to be on the increase. And it’s more of a problem with continuous no-till since some growers are spreading less lime due to increasing soil organic matter and decomposition.
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Get Better Performance From Your No-Till Air Drill

Finding the ‘buffered zone’ and using proper seeding depth can lead to better emergence and stand establishment.
Exactrix manufacturer Guy Swanson and farmers recently shared tips and observations that could help no-tillers achieve better seeding results with no-till air drills, including the John Deere 1890 air drill.
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Sidedress Anhydrous Without Compromising No-Till

New nutrient applicators allow for sidedressing anhydrous and other nitrogen solutions with minimal soil disturbance, maximum efficiency
Destructive trails left by a shank and knife anhydrous applicator are fodder for no-tiller nightmares. But new low-disturbance applicators mean no-tillers can slip the cost-effective nitrogen source into the ground and leave barely a mark.
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Winners Of Innovator Awards Lead The Way Toward Progress

Awards program sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection and No-Till Farmer recognizes outstanding contributions.
Three outstanding individuals and an exceptional group earned 2004 No-Till Innovator Awards for their contributions toward advancing no-till farming. The ninth annual awards, sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection and No-Till Farmer, were presented in four categories: consulting, crop production, research and education, and organization.
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Anhydrous Ammonia Is The Solution For No-Till Fields

This form of nitrogen cuts costs and boosts yields, especially when placed with other nutrients at planting, according to this fertilizer applicator equipment designer.
Agronomist Guy Swanson’s family farm south of Spokane, Wash., has been completely no-till since 1973 and has not been plowed since 1968. Swanson believes those farmers who want to get the most from their land should use anhydrous ammonia to decrease input costs and increase yields. He also thinks other no-tillers could gain from a fuller understanding of the benefits of anhydrous.
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