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Rethinking ‘Conventional’ Wisdom Leads to Revelations, 100% No-Till

Parking the plow helped John Macauley cut five passes across the field, save on fuel and labor and maintain yields as he builds a more sustainable operation.
Some farmers dive headlong into changing their tillage practices. John Macauley, who farms 1,200 acres with his father, Jim, in Groveland, N.Y., is proof that transitioning to no-till can be done in steps.
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Iowa Brothers’ No-Till Success a Product of Tradition, Education and Attitude

A rigorous equipment maintenance program and trying new practices, such as deploying cover crops, keep the Pillings moving forward.
WHEN WE STEP into our office, soil conservation posters serve to remind us why we do the things we do on our farm. Our soils need to be protected and nourished to keep waterways healthy and the nation’s food supply sustainable.
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No-Tilling, Diversification Leads to Better Crops on Erodible Soils

Brothers Nick and Mike Hunter blend no-till, terraces, buffers, ponds and pastures to protect their slopes and contours in south-central Iowa.
Faced with highly erodible soils on Iowa farmland with multiple contours and 3 to 9 degree slopes, brothers Nick and Mike Hunter made a necessary decision to switch to no-till early in their young farming careers.
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Rebuilding Your No-Till Planter to Achieve 99% Corn Ear Potential

Here are 8 essential planter features Rich Schlipf believes are wise investments for improving corn stands and yields.
When you start talking about ways to incrementally increase corn yields, Rich Schlipf knows there are numerous no-till planter equipment options and add-on technologies to help farmers maximize emergence and uniformity in growth.
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Keeping a No-Till Planter in Top Shape

Veteran Blackwell, Okla., no-tiller Tom Cannon, who no-tills canola, corn, winter wheat, milo and double-crop soybeans, seeds cover crops and raises livestock, discusses the row unit and precision setup on his John Deere 1770NT no-till planter, and shares the maintenance checklist he uses for keeping his planters in tip-top shape.
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