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No-Till Saves Moisture, Hikes Yields in Variable Soils

Eliminating tillage gave Jarrod and Terry Lawrence a shot at preserving precious moisture, adding corn to their rotation and boosting production on their highly variable Kansas soils.
On Paper, Jarrod Lawrence and his father Terry are supposed to see about 32 inches of precipitation per year, which should be adequate to raise profitable crops.
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No-Till Practices Fix Land, Labor and Profitability

Kansas grower Roger Black says quitting the plow for no-till improved his soils, allowed expansion with adding machinery and bolstered his custom enterprise income.
When Roger Black switched to no-tilling in south-central Kansas more than two decades ago, he was searching for ways to reduce erosion in his silty-loam bottomland fields, as well as reduce fuel and labor costs.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Using Precision At Every Turn Yields Success

Kentucky no-tiller Mark Chapman fully embraces technology to maximize his planter setups, nutrient inputs and crop rotations.
WATCHING SOME OF the best soils we owned wash away in a big storm accelerated my family’s move to 100% no-till. My father, James, had tried no-tilling in the late 1960s, starting with soybeans behind the small amount of wheat we grew at that point.
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[Video] Beefing Up a No-Till Drill

Michael Willis explains some of the improvements made to the family’s John Deere 1590 drill used for seeding cover crops and soybeans. The changes include adding Thompson closing wheels from Exapta Solutions, and narrower gauge wheels, Bonilla seed tabs and wider disc-opening blades from Needham Ag Technologies.
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