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[Podcast] Developing an Efficient Fertility System for High No-Till Yields and Profitability

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome University of Wisconsin on-farm research coordinator Jim Leverich to discuss how he’s developed an efficient fertility system for his no-till operation.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome University of Wisconsin on-farm research coordinator Jim Leverich to discuss how he’s developed an efficient fertility system for his no-till operation.
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No-Till Notes: Improving Efficiency in Your No-Till Fertility

Take soil tests, select efficient fertilizer products and consider timing and placement to reduce nutrient loss and economically build up soil levels.
Every year we evaluate our management practices to see how we can improve our efficiency. Selecting the right hybrids and varieties are key to our success, but fine-tuning our fertilizer program has also paid big dividends.
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Harvest Decisions Set Stage For No-Till Planting

Controlled traffic, GPS guidance and crop rotation can help no-tillers deal with corn residue levels and avoid over-processing and erosion.
The decisions we make about stalk management affect the performance of our no-till systems, and definitely impact the amount of erosion in our fields.
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Managing Nitrogen Practices Now Will Provide Benefits

No-tillers who research the most efficient timing, placement and method of nitrogen application can reduce environmental losses and still increase yields.
As the U.S. EPA pressures state regulators to follow provisions in the Clean Water Act more closely, many states are drawing up nitrogen management plans that could affect no-tillers in the future.
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An 'Honest No-Till Education' Yields Serious No-Till Learning

Weed biology, cloud data systems, nutrient cycling, biological pest control and much more were discussed at the 22nd annual National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, Ill.
For the second year in a row, more than 1,000 attendees took in valuable tips and information about improving their no-tillage systems during the National No-Tillage Conference held in January at Springfield, Ill.
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Starter Fertilizer Tools Keep Evolving For No-Tillers

Surface banding starter fertilizer 2 to 3 inches off the row can provide a yield boost similar to 2-by-2 placement — without the need for openers.
For years we've known starter fertilizers have been essential for no-tillers to ensure early-season growth in our no-till farming systems. Using starter is necessary as plant root systems are evolving in size.
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Electric Drives May Boost No-Till Planter Performance

This new planting technology could help no-tillers improve populations planted in each row unit and improve residue management in no-till fields.
When the presswheel system for planter row units changed, and as planters have become wider and larger, manufacturers went away from using individual row presswheels to drive seed meters.
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