Equipment

Equipment

Find nut-and-bolts information here about the machinery side of no-tilling, including planters, drills and air seeders and various related no-till attachments; self-propelled and pull-type sprayers, tractors, combines, spreaders and toolbars.

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‘Boutique’ Farm Yields Big-Time No-Till Savings and Success

97-year-old Melvin Steck has flirted with 300-bushel corn and hit 70-bushel soybeans with homemade equipment, common sense and a long-term commitment to no-till.
These days, Melvin Steck doesn’t go to many farm shows, field days or plot tours and isn’t the type to sell his program or philosophies to others. But this 97-year-old no-tiller will talk plenty about how the soil works.
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[Podcast] A Candid Conversation with No-Till Entrepreneur Marion Calmer

In this episode of the <em>No-TIll Farmer</em> podcast, editor Mike Lessiter sits down with no-till pioneer Marion Calmer, CEO, Calmer Corn Heads to discuss his journey as an inventor, long-time no-till advocate and his role in establishing an independent ag research operation.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, editor Mike Lessiter sits down with no-till pioneer Marion Calmer, CEO, Calmer Corn Heads where the two discuss his journey as an inventor, no-till advocate and his role in establishing an independent ag research operation.


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Strip-Till Conversion Mellows Tough U.K. Soils

Turning to a modified strip-till setup that includes cover crops, Alex Shutes is saving time and money and seeing improved soil conditions with little or no yield drag.
A few years ago as circumstances changed on his farm, Alex Shutes faced the task of raising several spring and winter crops in a tillage-intensive system as a one-man operation. It seemed like a daunting task.
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No-Till Practices Fix Land, Labor and Profitability

Kansas grower Roger Black says quitting the plow for no-till improved his soils, allowed expansion with adding machinery and bolstered his custom enterprise income.
When Roger Black switched to no-tilling in south-central Kansas more than two decades ago, he was searching for ways to reduce erosion in his silty-loam bottomland fields, as well as reduce fuel and labor costs.
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SIMA 2017 Focuses on Long-Term Sustainability

With more than 1,700 companies from 42 different countries, the SIMA International Agribusiness Show emphasized methods and machinery designed to improve long-term sustainability. Here are some new products featured at the event. For more details on these products and other highlights, keep an eye out for the May 2017 issue of No-Till Farmer magazine.

Highlights from the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show

With over 850 exhibitors, the editors of No-Till Farmer and sister publications Farm Equipment and Precision Farming Dealer made the trek to Louisville last month to see what is new on the market this year at the National Farm Machinery Show. Here are some highlights from the show.

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NNTC16 Audio Presentations

Keys to Integrating Drone Technology Into Your Operation - Aaron Sheller - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

$19.95

Managing by the acre is essential in any farming system, but especially in no-till. As input prices continue to rise and margins diminish, no-tillers will have to stop hoping they’re making the correct decisions when applying products and start knowing that they are. A 7th-generation farmer in central Indiana, Aaron Sheller discusses how using drones is about becoming a more proactive grower. He also talks about how to pinpoint yield-limiting factors in the field and create solutions for those areas while the crop is still able to respond. Using a drone is about becoming a better, more profitable no-tiller.

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Blazing a Path to Profitability with Controlled Traffic Farming

Blazing a Path to Profitability with Controlled Traffic Farming

$12.95
Have you ever thought about the benefits you could accrue from adding controlled traffic farming (CTF) to your no-till operation? This 24-page report gives you overview of what you need to know about controlled traffic, how CTF can reduce compaction and increase yields and much, much more. View
NNTC 2015 Speaker Presentation

Taking The No-Till Planter To The Field In Tip-Top Shape - Bill Lehmkuhl - NNTC 2015 Presentation - MP3 Download

$19.95
Many variables impact the yield of no-till corn — some of which you don’t have control over. One variable you can control is your no-till planter, which is why Bill Lehmkuhl says it’s most important for no-tillers to make sure they have their planters in superb working condition when they hit the field. View

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