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25 Tips To Get Drills, Planters In Tip-Top Working Order

No-tillers, equipment experts share their annual drill and planter maintenance checklists that are must-dos for successful stands.
There may be nothing worse for no-tillers than heading to the fields in the spring and being sidelined by a maintenance issue with their planter — especially if the window of opportunity to plant is tight and the breakdown could have been avoided.
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Keeton Seed Firmer Makes It Two In A Row

From equipment to crop protection to precision tools, No-Till Farmer readers rated the best-performing no-till products for 2010.
With major rainfall events pelting many regions of the U.S. prior to and during the 2010 production season, field conditions were a big concern for no-tillers — not just in preparing fields for planting, but also no-tilling crops properly.
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Why They Strip-Till... And What They’ve Picked Up

Five strip-tillers explain the benefits of this system in their operations.
A growing number of farmers are switching to strip-till for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s to warm up soils that remain cold for too long in the spring, to trim input costs, to reduce compaction, improve drainage or other reasons, strip-till is getting a closer look these days.
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From 300 To 6,000 Acres

Efficiency of no-till helps Virginia farmers grow their acreage with minimal inputs.
Some 25 years ago, the Hundley farm at Champlain, Va., was a modest operation at just 300 acres. Today, with the help of no-till, Jay and Robert Hundley have grown their acreage 20 times to a bustling corn, soybeans and small grains operation of 6,000 acres.
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Should You Play The Vertical Game?

Vertical tillage improves the seedbed and root zone while keeping residue on the surface, producers say.
While no-till can take soil quality and the resulting yield benefits a long way, preexisting compaction layers and less-than-ideal seedbeds can put a ceiling — or in terms of root growth, a floor — on progress. That’s where vertical tillage might play a helpful role, users of the practice say.
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