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5 Top Notch Tips for Better No-Till Planting, Seed Placement

Striving for uniformity ‘every day of the year’ is the best approach to no-tilling crops and optimizing yields, says ag engineer Paul Jasa.
WITH PLANTING season not as far away as it might seem, editors at No-Till Farmer recently talked with Nebraska Extension ag engineer Paul Jasa about a range of topics related to no-tilling corn. From ensuring proper seeding depth and spacing, to choosing the right planter and seeder attachments, to the location of the new rows, Jasa explained what steps no-tillers may want to consider to achieve better and more consistent. Here are the highlights of this discussion.
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9 No-Till Planter Tips for Accurate, Consistent Seeding

Planter specialist Bill Lehmkuhl shares the key measurements and inspections no-tillers should perform on their no-till planters to ensure better seeding results and greater yields.

If Bill Lehmkuhl were buying a new planter today, he’d be really nervous.

“They all have issues when they come out of the factory,” he says. “Just because it’s brand-new doesn’t mean it’s ready to go to the field, unfortunately.”


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Diversity, Technology Boost Fertility Use, Crop Performance

Working in the Lake Erie watershed with heavy clay soils, no-tillers Les and Jerry Seiler are increasing productivity with their dedication to no-till, crop diversity and precision technology.
There are approximately 60 different soil types in Fulton County, and brothers Les and Jerry Seiler say they no-till crops in about 37 of them.
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7 No-Till Planter Tune-Up Tips

Experts explain how getting planters into tip-top shape now can save time and money later, while improving yields
With the planting season less than 2 months away, it’s time to make sure planters are in tip-top shape.
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Get Your No-Till Planter In Good Shape For Spring

Here’s a checklist to help ensure that nothing critical to effective, efficient planting is missed before you head into the fields
Given the importance of uniform emergence and a good plant stand, fine-tuning your no-till planter should be a must before spring arrives. Dave Moeller, an experienced no-tiller and ag consultant who operates Moeller Ag service in Keota, Iowa, offers the following guidelines for getting your planter ready.
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