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6 Planter Setups for Tough No-Till Conditions

Growers in central Pennsylvania share how they tweaked their planting units to optimize corn stands while still getting cover crops into their rotations.
Soil conditions in Pennsylvania can vary as much as the terrain, from sandy or clay loam to rocks and knobs of shale — presenting a potential nightmare for no-tillers trying to achieve consistent stands and protect yield potential.
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[Video] No-Tiller Creates Own Roller for Planting Green

Hatton, Mo., no-tiller Luke Linnenbringer talks about the roller attachment he built for his John Deere 7300 planter to flatten cereal rye at planting. Linnenbringer rolls, plants, sprays herbicides and applies fertilizer all in one pass. “I’ve had conventional soybeans that I’ve not gone back to check until harvest. It’s a two-pass system,” he says.
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No-Tilling, Cereal Rye Handles Saturated Soils, Improves Stands

No-tilling and planting green into living covers is the right formula to help Frank Martin improve the tilth of his shallow, claypan soils and get better planting results.
Frank Martin likes to keep things simple. He uses older combines with no yield monitors and he isn’t into using a lot of precision mapping on his 800-acre farm.
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No-Till Creates Path to Success for Young Wisconsin Brothers

Tough lessons about farm management lead brothers Andy and Anthony Beck to no-till. Improved profits and healthier soils turned them into dedicated practitioners.
For many farmers, it can take years to make the transition from traditional tillage to no-till practices, often starting with a small field and adding acres each year.
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Finding Success with No-Tilled Sugarbeets

Cooler soils, moisture retention, better emergence and more sugar content and tonnage are just some of the reasons Greg Schlemmer is going all-in on no-tilling sugarbeets.
It’s not uncommon to see farmers in Montana disc rip, plow, roll, level and ridge their fields to raise sugarbeets — even ridging a second time if wind or storms either flatten or wash away the ridges.
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What I’ve Learned From No-Tilling: Patience and Like Minds Yield No-Till Success

From his first no-tilled acres to tweaking cover crops, working with a ‘No-Till Club’ helps Jim Riesberg forge ahead.
About 75% OF the acres around me still aren’t no-tilled. I can’t blame them. It wasn’t the easiest change to make, but it’s well worth it in my opinion.
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Piecing Together a No-Till System from the Ground Up

A family that ignored naysayers and embraced no-till practices and living roots is bringing productivity back to tough clay soils and riverbottoms in southern Indiana.
Joe Kern and his father, John, admit they’re still dealing with a learning curve. But through working with no-till practices they’re transforming their “clay pot” soils into acreage that recently produced up to 240-bushel corn and 80-bushel soybeans.
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Why Roots — Not Iron — are Key to a More Prosperous No-Till Future

Nuffield scholar and Merlin, Ontario no-tiller Blake Vince discusses valuable lessons learned abroad and at home about putting healthy soils and water first.
We started no-tilling in 1983 and are still on that path today. For years, we’ve incorporated cover crops and now we’re using multi-species cover crops to protect the soil.
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‘Boutique’ Farm Yields Big-Time No-Till Savings and Success

97-year-old Melvin Steck has flirted with 300-bushel corn and hit 70-bushel soybeans with homemade equipment, common sense and a long-term commitment to no-till.
These days, Melvin Steck doesn’t go to many farm shows, field days or plot tours and isn’t the type to sell his program or philosophies to others. But this 97-year-old no-tiller will talk plenty about how the soil works.
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