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8 Tips For Fine Tuning No-Till Planter Performance

No-till planter specialist Dave Dum shares how to properly adjust and maintain some of the key no-till planter parts that will help accomplish a better stand and lead to higher yields.
If seed isn't planted correctly, no-tillers can expect to lose yield before the crop even emerges from the ground. Achieving high-yielding crops begins with a planter that is properly equipped, maintained and adjusted for field conditions.
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The Final Act: Closing The Seed Slot

Field variability, tougher trash and growers’ early-planting ambitions drive improvements to planter closing wheels used in no-till fields.
When planting is done and crops begin to emerge, no-tillers have a chance to evaluate how well their planter has performed — including whether the unit’s closing wheels are doing the job closing the seed slot.
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Get Your No-Till Planter In Good Shape For Spring

Here’s a checklist to help ensure that nothing critical to effective, efficient planting is missed before you head into the fields
Given the importance of uniform emergence and a good plant stand, fine-tuning your no-till planter should be a must before spring arrives. Dave Moeller, an experienced no-tiller and ag consultant who operates Moeller Ag service in Keota, Iowa, offers the following guidelines for getting your planter ready.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: No-Till Is Cornerstone To Smarter Farming

Process sets off a chain of innovations for this Indiana farm family.
I tell my neighbors that I don’t want to farm anymore. I just want to farm smarter. That philosophy was the reason we went with no-till in 1986, and it’s the driving force behind other steps that we’ve taken to make farming more efficient and profitable.
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Will No-Tilled Corn Be Profitable In 2001?

A four-member National No-Tillage Conference panel explores the issue.
This year's National No-Tillage Conference raised interesting questions on whether or not no-tilled corn will be profitable in 2001. Four panelists joined forces to bring no-tillers 22 different tips on how to make no-tilling corn profitable.
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