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With Last Spring’s Extremely Late Planting Season, No-Tilling Corn in 20-Inch Rows Could Have Helped Overcome Yield Worries

As it did for many corn growers in 2019, the late planting season hit home with Fred Below as many of his research plots didn't get planted until after June 1. And he's convinced delayed planting can easily cost a grower 15-20% of their potential yield. So what should a grower do to protect yields when faced with a weather-stressed late planting situation?
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Trial And Error Leads To Strip-Till Success

Switching to 30-inch corn, and experimentation with cover crops and strip-tilled soybeans, is showing a promising payback for Indiana strip-tiller Jason Wykoff.
With the majority of their acres dedicated to seed corn, a crop that requires intense management, strip-tiller Jason Wykoff and his wife, Gretchan, can’t afford to waste time and money on unnecessary field passes.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Perseverance, Equipment Updates Are Mainstays For No-Tiller's Success

More than 20 years learning, adapting equipment and expanding crop rotations to include small grains and cover crops are a winning formula for Wisconsin no-tiller

With the dire economics agriculture faced in the early 1980s, there was no opportunity for me to join our Wisconsin family farm operation. But farming was my first love and you might say, I was blessed.


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No-Till Meets Demands Of Seed Production

This Kansas no-tiller maintains high-quality soybean and wheat seed in what would typically be considered a hostile environment.
Back in 1971, when Grant Corley welded brackets onto a 6-row, 30-inch Case planter to carry Allis Chalmers’ no-till coulters, he was a maverick. Today, he’s a no-till pioneer who is continuing to fine-tune a system that saves soil and inputs without sacrificing bushels.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: No-Till Slashes Costs, Helps You Expand

After economics got this father-and-son team into no-till, they found many other benefits.
When you look at our operation today, it’s difficult to believe that my dad, Eugene Berry, was a big fan of moldboard plowing. In fact, I even bought a new tractor and plow myself as recently as 1985. We were still plowing corn stalks, chiseling and field cultivating soybean ground until 1990.
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