No-Till Farmer held a joint webinar event sponsored by Martin Industries, the manufacturers of Martin-Till planter attachments and tools. On March 16 at 10 a.m. CST, we took an in-depth look at planter setups, tools and technologies that will improve no-till seeding performance. Farm Equipment magazine co-hosted the event. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
No-tilling for 32 years doesn't mean I know it all. Over the years, I've come up against many new no-till challenges I've had to solve. Some were easier to spot than others. Some I stumbled across by accident.
I recently attended Ohio’s annual winter No-Till Conference and picked up several tips from some new and veteran no-till professionals. Held in early December, conference attendance was tremendous with more than 200 participants — a testament to increasing interest in no-till by many producers. Here is a quick look at some of the information picked up by Ohio no-tillers.
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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