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New Technologies Knocking: Do You Answer?

Whether it’s narrow rows, better guidance systems or innovative equipment, no-tillers should make sure these new tools help them meet their goals.
Every year, new technologies emerge that can make it easier for you to improve your profitability.
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Onfarm Research Aids Hybrid, Variety Selection

Using precision technology and a mix of hybrids or varieties can help no-tillers improve their evaluation system and make better seed choices
Selecting the most appropriate hybrids and varieties can vastly improve profitability on your farm. But this decision can be difficult because there are so many options.
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What’s The Payback On Precision Ag?

Researcher studies the value of lightbars, universal and integrated auto-steering and seed row shutoff clutches, as well other intangibles of precision technology
It makes sense to scrutinize the financial returns of precision ag technology costs, says Matt Darr, an Iowa State University ag engineer. But Darr says farmers continually remind him about the intangible benefits of using these tools that in many cases are just as important as dollars-and-cents justification.
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Working Up The Precision Learning Curve

Managing your farm fields as mini fields will lead to better nutrient management, proper seeding rates and more profitable yields.
This past spring, I took a big step and invested a significant amount of money in some new precision farming equipment. For years, we have been using a yield monitor to record our yields and evaluate corn hybrids and soybean varieties in our on-farm replicated plots.
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Hands Off the Wheel!

There is a lot to be gained by no-tillers willing to invest in a high-precision auto steering system and use it correctly.
If you've ever wondered if precision farming would fit in your operation, listen to Clay Mitchell. This farmer from Buckingham, Iowa, has been using automatic guidance systems in his no-till operation since 2000, and he has some thoughts on the subject.
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Think About Controlling Traffic

If next spring’s planting season turns wet, Randall Reeder says no-tillers who use controlled traffic may be ahead of their neighbors. The Ohio State University agricultural engineer says it might let you no-till quicker despite wet conditions that normally delay planting.
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