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What I've Learned from No-Tilling: Willingness to Change Keeps No-Tillers in the Field

The Auer family keeps pushing their no-till legacy ahead with equipment adaptations and improved rotations to rejuvenate fields.
My family farms on what is known as the Comanche Flats just northwest of Billings, Mont. As the name implies, the terrain is relatively level — in fact, the plow horses my great grandfather used to work the land were likely grateful for — so erosion isn’t a major concern for us.
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10 Tips for Successful No-Till Production: No. 7

Focusing on rotations with high-residue crops will do the best job adding carbon into low organic-matter soils.
We found out this spring how important continually adding carbon into our soil is here in western Nebraska. With our somewhat low organic-matter content soil we really need to continually grow high-residue crops a high percentage of the time to keep the soil in good condition.
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10 Tips for Successful No-Till Production: No. 4 and 5

Adding field peas prior to wheat adds diversity to no-till rotation, which breaks up weed and disease cycles and reduces long-term fallow.
I’ve been discussing 10 tips for successful no-till crop production and thus far I’ve covered choosing a good crop rotation, winter wheat as the most important crop for supplying a consistent amount of residue to make the rest of the crop rotation function, and utilizing a stripper head to manage this residue.
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10 Tips for Successful No-Till Production: No. 2 and 3

Nurturing a productive winter wheat crop, and using a stripper header to process residue, can help protect no-tilled fields and profits.
Recently I started off my 10 tips to successful no-till crop production with a discussion on crop rotations. I feel this is the most important consideration on your farm. Designing a crop rotation f will affect your bottom line, weed and disease cycles, and your farm’s performance well into the future. Take plenty of time each year and assess your rotation and improvements you can make in designing your rotation.
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8 Areas To Focus On For Higher Wheat Yields

Residue management, proper seeding rates, timely nitrogen applications and scouting for diseases are some of the keys to pushing no-till wheat yields to worthwhile levels
From the Pacific Northwest to the Great Plains to the Eastern Corn Belt, no-tillers John Aeschliman, Dan Forgey, Allen Dean and Romey Bardwell grow different varieties of dryland wheat in different soils in areas receiving vastly different amounts of rain.
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Stripper Header Boosts Conservation Efforts

Harvesting grains with a relatively new and underused device called a "stripper header" may boost profits and conservation benefits at the same time, according to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study.
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