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Purchasing A Sprayer: Demystifying The Payback

Because many farmers have relied on custom applicators, justifying a sprayer investment is a new exercise. Here are some considerations, and tools, to help make an informed decision.
Unlike many pieces of farm equipment, a sprayer is not something that Dad or Granddad absolutely had to buy. When spraying became common to cropping operations, there was an opportunity to outsource it to a custom applicator and avoid tying up the capital and adding to the responsibilities of the already over-worked farmer.
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Trading No-Till Ideas

Besides no-tilling 2,500 acres, David and Donald Sutherland custom plant 2,500 acres each year. As a result, the Leroy, Kan., father-and-son team several years ago needed a bigger no-till planter.
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Trading No-Till Ideas

Besides no-tilling 2,500 acres, David and Donald Sutherland custom plant 2,500 acres each year. As a result, the Leroy, Kan., father-and-son team several years ago needed a bigger no-till planter.
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Variable Rates Pay Off For Nebraska No-Tiller

An Exactrix wing injection system cuts nitrogen rates by 70 pounds per acre with no seedbed disturbance.
About 6 years ago, Loran and Bryce Naber shifted to no-tilling to capture major fuel, equipment and labor savings. The Albion, Neb., corn and soybean producers are also in their fourth season of reaping additional efficiencies with variable-rate dual banding of directly injected liquid anhydrous ammonia and liquid fertilizer.
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No-Till 24 Hours A Day, Accurately

Big no-till acreages with a short seeding window of opportunity call for big capacity equipment.
Because of a small window of opportunity for spring seeding, western Canada no-tillers are investing in large capacity equipment to get drilling and spraying done in a hurry.
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What Should You Charge The Neighbors?

Facing higher input costs, more farmers than ever are taking a closer look at no-till. While there may be numerous opportunities for you to no-till more acres in your area while adding dollars to your checkbook, there’s no easy answer as to what you should charge for no-tilling, spraying or other work done in a neighbor’s fields.
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Rotary Harrow Makes Good No-Till Tool For Seeding Cover Crops

These machines have caught the eye of no-tillers because they only work the top inch or so of soil without causing major soil disturbance.
An unexpected Phillips rotary harrow was a good fit this year for Foundation Feeders, located near Spring Grove, Minn. Jim Holty, a partner with his brother Ron in the custom heifer raising service, won a year’s use of the harrow at the 2004 National No-Tillage Conference in Des Moines. Jim manages the agronomy side of the business while Ron concentrates on the livestock operation.
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