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[Podcast] Seeking the Perfect No-Till Picket-Fence Stand: Part 1

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we welcome University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa to discuss no-till planting equipment use in the Midwest in part one of a two-part podcast.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we welcome University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa to discuss no-till planting equipment use in the Midwest in part one of a two-part podcast.
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Assess Crop Perfomance Frequently This Season

Weekly scouting will help you discover what’s affecting your no-tilled corn and soybean yields and the changes you need to make for 2011.
With early season warmth, many no-tillers started planting very early this year. Now is a good time to go back and look at your planting calendar and begin to assess whether this early no-till planting worked for you or if waiting later to no-till may have been better.
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Uniform No-Till Corn Emergence Takes A 365 Day Commitment

Your goal from harvest-time to the day you no-till the next crop is to create an environment where the entire crop can emerge at one time.
Planting depth is no place to get creative if you want to achieve uniform stands and optimize no-till corn yields. Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska Extension ag engineer, believes uniformity should be every grower’s goal.
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Downsizing Downpressure

Among the dozens of ways to refine your no-till system, understanding and respecting downpressure can be a key to boosting yields and reducing unnecessary problems.
The Reed family members are some of no-till’s biggest advocates. But the Washington, Iowa, farmers don’t say no-tilling is the perfect, cookie-cutter method. Instead, they say, while no-till is the best way to be a good steward of the land and a profitable farmer, it does take some know-how.
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Must-Do No-Till Planter Adjustments for Higher Yields

Sometimes all it takes for better yields are a few tweaks of your no-till planter. This no-tiller says these adjustments are a necessity if you want to maximize your yields.
Let me guess. You’re tired of people telling you they’ve got the newest gadget or gizmo that will boost profits for the “low price” that makes your checkbook shudder in fright. We’ve all been there.
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Modifying No-Till Equipment

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Many topics addressed this past month on the No-Till Farmer Farmer's Forum were regarding various no-till equipment modifications. Here's what you missed:
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