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Blade Wear Is Dangerous!

Too much blade contact with no-till planters and drills can cause premature wear on the frog or wear guard assembly.
When the Tru-Vee type planters were first introduced, the opener discs were designed to make a V-shaped furrow in loose, tilled soil to create a prime environment for proper seed placement. As time progressed, farming practices began to move away from total tillage to minimum-till and today’s highly popular no-till.
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After 32 Years Of No-Tilling, Truths Emerge From His Fields

Paul Schaffert has faced his no-till challenges through the decades, and he’s learned from both the ups and the downs. He offers his advice here.
Having no-tilled since 1972, Paul Schaffert has learned a few things while growing corn, wheat, soybeans, sunflowers, milo and grain sorghum on a 2,000-acre irrigated and dryland farm in Indianola, Neb. The lessons have come even harder recently, because the area, which normally receives 10 to 17 inches of rain each year, has been suffering through a drought for the past several years and irrigation is now restricted to 13 inches per year.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: After Three Decades Of No-Tilling, There's Still More To Learn

Never stop looking to improve your fields, your cropsand your profits, says one of the early adopters of no-tilling.
When I first gave no-till a serious look in 1972, we were lucky to harvest 60 bushels of corn per acre in southwestern Nebraska. I couldn’t have dreamed then that we would be setting ambitious but realistic yield goals of 250-bushel corn and near 100-bushel soybeans and wheat for 2006.
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