Hutchinson, Kan., no-tiller Darren Nelson discusses why he and his father, Jim, switched to no-till during the 1990s, and the difference the practice has made for their soils. They no-till 2,000 acres of winter wheat, milo and soybeans.
Hutchinson, Kan., no-tiller Darren Nelson discusses the improvements he and his father, Jim, have made to the row units on their 40-foot John Deere air seeder, and how they run the machine to optimize seed-to-soil contact.
Darren Nelson, who raised 108.5-bushel winter wheat in 2015 to win first place in the Kansas Wheat Yield Contest, shares how he manages fertilizer applications and uses grid sampling to his advantage. Nelson and his father, Jim, no-till wheat, soybeans and milo near Hutchinson, Kan.
Hutchinson, Kan., no-tiller Darren Nelson discusses the tramline system he’s set up on his John Deere air seeder to manage traffic in his no-tilled fields. The system is made by Tram-Rite Tramlines in Fredericksburg, Va., and is housed in an old toolbox mounted to the chassis to hold the air tank, compressor and valve system.
Circleville, Ohio, no-tiller Ryan Wilson discusses the setup for the family's John Deere MaxEmerge no-till corn planter, which includes cast iron closing wheels, Martin row cleaners and Precision Planting's 20/20 AirForce system. They apply about 30 pounds per acre of nitrogen at planting to ensure corn seedlings have enough N after following the cereal rye cover crop.
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