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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Cover Crops Transform Challenging Acres to Efficient Yield Leaders

No-tilling and cover cropping help Mark Turner reduce fertility needs and take fields considered too poor to grow corn to 200-bushel yields.
Pastures used to help hold the soil in place on the rolling hills that dominate our Kentucky farm. My dad raised cattle, so he would rotate fields between corn and hay. When he eventually retired, he liquidated the herd and shifted to row crops.
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Sharpen Your No-Till Discs

A successful no-tiller shares how he gets his 750 drill into the ground.
While moderating A Roundtable at last winter's National No-Tillage Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul Schaffert, a no-tiller and owner of Schaffert Manufacturing, fielded a question from a no-tiller who was having a difficult time getting his John Deere 750 drill into the ground. The farmer was hoping for some advice, but no one had an answer.
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Feeling The Heat With Nitrogen

This may be the year to trim back your nitrogen needs with no-tilled corn. Read how it can be done without sacrificing yield.
With nitrogen prices soaring, no-tillers are looking to boost the efficiency of their fertilizer programs. To help you find needed answers, Dave Savage, a veteran no-tiller and crop consultant from Farley, Iowa, has outlined some valuable tips on increasing efficiencies and suggests tests that you can use to determine what nitrogen rates work best in your no-tilled fields.
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Getting More Bang from No-Tilled Phosphorus

Make sure you aren’t wasting dollars on this essential no-till nutrient.
Applying the smallest amount of phosphate for the biggest bang for the buck is what your goal should be. A small amount of seed-placed phosphate can do that, maintains Terry Good, sales manager for the Canadian operations of Na-Churs Alpine Solutions in New Hamburg, Ontario.
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