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Take Two Cuts In One Pass

This Washington producer added a second cutter for more effective management of small grains residue.
As Ron Kile began to study how no-till would fit into his farming operation, he had one lingering concern: residue management.
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Precision Manifold Boosts Fertilizer Efficiencies

The winner of an Exactrix precision fertilizer applicator at last winter’s National No-Tillage Conference put it to good use this year.
Some might consider Dan Peyton a “weekender” farmer, as he divides his time between no-tilling 300 acres of corn and soybeans and a full-time job at a nearby printing firm in Long Prairie, Minn.
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Stacking The No-Till Rotation Deck

Rotating crops can benefit your operation, but going against instinct can pay off in a big way. How? Stack ’em.
Dwayne Beck is known for a lot of things, perhaps crop rotations most of all. This Pierre, S.D., no-tiller manages the Dakota Lakes Research Farm at Pierre, S.D., and dedicates a lot of his time to studying the improvement of no-till operations with the help of crop rotations.
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Excellent Stands, Easy Setup

United Farm Tools 5300 no-till drill lives up to its promises.
A John Deere Enthusiast, Allen Verell wasn’t sure what to expect from the United Farms Tools (UFT) 5300 no-till drill that he won use of for a year at the 1998 National No-Tillage Conference.
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Experience Is a Great Teacher

A true no-till pioneer, Frank Cockerill shares knowledge he's gathered through 23 years of trial and error.
No-tillers in Sarpy County, Neb., are still benefiting from the experience Frank Cockerill gained by no-tilling 60 acres of corn and 10 acres of soybeans in 1975.
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Test Plot Design Gets Easier

The split-planter comparison methods provides a simple, reliable way to gather highly valuable on-farm yield data.
Yield monitors are an unparalleled data-collection device for on-farm testing, says Tom Doerge, Pioneer precision farming specialist.
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Feed No-Till Soils For Higher Productivity

Focusing on soil fertility, instead of just plant fertility, maximizes no-till’s yield potential.
A no-tiller is synonymous with a mechanic in Carlos Crovetto’s opinion. As a farmer in Concepcion, Chile, Crovetto has seen how crop residue can repair soil that’s been depleted of nutrients from prolonged use of traditional tillage.
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