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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Continuing Education Helps Make Transition To No-Till Seamless

During a 3-year transition to twin-row silage corn, alfalfa, double-cropped wheat/soybeans and cover crops, these Pennsylvania no-tillers have seen steady yield increases and soil improvement.
We live in an area of Lancaster County, Pa., where small dairy farms of 50 to 60 cows are common and fields are small. Many of the farms are Amish-owned, where real horses provide the power.
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Twin-Row Corn Provides Boost

Modified John Deere planter allows no-tillers to plant rows 8 inches apart on 30-inch spacings.
Making the transition to no-till was a big step for Lapp Brothers Farms in making their soils more productive. But to get even more yield and tonnage out of corn silage meant taking a narrower view.
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Manure, Straw And Earthworms Make For Highly Productive Soils

Wisconsin dairy producer embraces precise management to protect and feed his fields with waste from his herd.
Jim Koepke would be the first to tell you that he doesn’t consider himself a no-tiller. “There’s plenty of tillage activity going on in our soils, it’s just that the tillage is being done by earthworms instead of iron,” he says. “And those earthworms do a tremendous job.”
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