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Adding Flexibility To Strip-Till

North Dakota producer adapts strip-till rig for maximum flexibility in both the fall and spring
When it comes to equipment, Eric Larson is all about maximizing his investment, no matter what the season. So when he began researching strip-till units, he wanted one that could run in both the spring and fall, and adapt to changing conditions.
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No-Tillers Dish Out Their Best Advice

Here’s a look at what Ohio no-tillers say no-till can do for you.
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.
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The No-Till Answer Man!

As part of this continuing series, an Indiana farmer tackles your most frequently asked no-tilling questions.
Here are my thoughts on questions recently asked by No-Till Farmer readers. Remember that your particular farming circumstances may result in entirely different answers to these particular concerns.
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Nozzles Are The Real Key!

Brian Freed applies herbicides to no-tilled corn and soybeans with a modified Spra-Coupe. The Lexington, Ill., no-tiller and crop consultant leaves the wings folded, removes the bracket from the back boom and adds a bracket on the sprayer’s backside that has spray lines running down each of 13 arms.
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Drill Modifications Fit Needs

These Washington no-tillers built their own no-till drill to direct seed steep slopes.
To stop erosion on slopes as steep as 50 percent in the Skyrocket Hills near Prescott, Wash., Mike Thomas, Sr. and his son Mike, Jr., haven’t cultivated any ground since 1985.
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Slick No-Till Modifications

Like all no-tillers, Northwest no-tillers have to come up with their own modifications for their climate. Here’s some of the best.
Modifying Equipment for specific regional needs seems to go without saying for no-tillers. While the dry, climate of Eastern Washington offers no-tillers a longer growing season, it also houses plenty of hills and requires specific planter needs and often irrigation.
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