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Embracing No-Till Innovations for Higher Yields and Less Nutrient Runoff

Never satisfied with the status quo, many no-tillers seem to always be looking for new solutions that will make them more efficient, improve profits and reduce the environmental impacts of their practices on the land. If there were a no-till motto, it might be “There’s got to be a better way.”
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No-Tillers Always Looking for a Better Way

Ever since 1962 when Harry Young planted his first no-till plot in Herndon, Ky., no-tillers have been pushing the envelope, always looking for a better way to farm. Over and over again, they’ve tweaked, poked and prodded their equipment, leading to innovations that have saved time, labor, water and topsoil for farmers worldwide.
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How to Combat Compaction in a Soggy Season

Soil compaction happens to everyone and wet weather makes it worse. Here’s what you need to do to get ahead of compaction problems — or correct it once you’ve got it.
The 12 months between July 2018 and June 2019 saw record precipitation in the U.S., with an average of 37.86 inches, which is 7.9 inches above normal. With such brutal conditions to contend with, soil compaction has been a concern for many farmers this year.
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Taking The Pressure Off No-Till Fields

Growing use of super-sized farm equipment is fueling compaction concerns, but new technology and some common-sense tips about tire pressure can help protect yields and profits.
As farms increase in size and no-tillers face pressure to be more efficient and productive, the size of farm equipment is bringing an ever-present danger of compaction.
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