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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: From Rough Start To Smooth Ride, We Keep Looking

An open mind about management practices and equipment is a key tool in taking no-till fields to their full potential.
We started no-tilling in the mid-1980s with the wrong attitude, the wrong tools and not enough knowledge to make it work. It fell flat on its face. Yet, here we are in 2006, confidently no-tilling 1,300 acres.
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Equipment Wheeling, Dealing Is “Bonus” For Attending National No-Tillage Conference

Along with 92 hours of non-stop no-till learning, this annual mid-winter event includes plenty of other benefits, such as evaluating the best in used equipment.
Based on the keen interest shown in the “For Sale” and “Wanted” boards at the National No-Tillage Conference, more than a few no-tillers are still looking for equipment before the spring seeding season rolls around.
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More Width, Fewer Passes

When the seeding window of opportunity is narrow, wider drills help get the job done on time.
For more timely no-tilling, John Deere in late August introduced the 1990 CCS no-till air drill as a replacement for the 1890 model. For big-acreage growers, these new no-till drills offer many options for designing a high-capacity seeding rig to fit your operation.
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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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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 recently asked questions 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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Killing Compaction Critical

Compaction can be a real killer. That’s why John and Alan Merchant of Cass City, Mich., are extremely sensitive to this critical no-till concern. Heavy equipment puts a pounding on poorly drained clay soils north of Detroit.
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