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Combatting Compaction with Cover Crops

A relentless 75-acre compaction problem gave Brownsburg, Ind., farmer Mike Starkey perspective on the sustainable, cost-effective advantages of a no-till, cover crop system.
During the summer of 2011, Brownsburg, Ind., corn, soybean and wheat no-tiller Mike Starkey agreed to host the John Deere Roll-Out new equipment event on his farm, leasing out a 75-acre corn plot at the entrance of his 2,600-acre operation.
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Switch to No-Till Saves Soil, Boosts Nutrient Efficiency

Ron Neises sees more even crop emergence and less time cleaning waterways after converting his south-central Kansas farm to no-till practices two decades ago.
While the weather in Kansas can be very fickle, Ron Neises has found switching to no-till practices 20 years ago has brought a calming influence, of sorts, to the 2,600 acres he farms in Belle Plaine, Kan.
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Stopping Erosion, Moisture Loss with No-Till

Ron Neises and his son, Ethan, discuss why they switched to no-till practices in 1996 on their 2,600-acre operation near Belle Plaine, Kan., and the different components they’ve added to their John Deere 7200 planter that include Dawn row cleaners and Dawn Curvetine closing wheels.
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