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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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[Video] No-Tilling...Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Frank Lessiter

In a presentation to the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil and Healthy Water, Frank Lessiter shares stories about the past, present and future of no-till farming, including some of the crazy contraptions that got no-till started, obstacles that threatened the viability of the movement, global successes and challenges and more.
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Deere Releases New AutoTrac Controller 300 Universal Guidance System

The John Deere AutoTrac Controller 300 universal after-market steering kit gives producers the benefits of integrated AutoTrac precision guidance with no impact on operator ergonomics and no steering wheel modifications. According to John Mishler, precision ag marketing manager for John Deere, the AutoTrac Controller 300 system is customizable to different types, ages and brands of ag machines that have hydraulic steering from a single source and at least four wheels.
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New No-Till Planters, Drills and Attachments on Display in Louisville

No-tillers at the National Farm Machinery Show 2020 got the first glimpse of several new technologies to improve planting and dealing with cover crops.
Six No-Till Farmer representatives from Lessiter Media attended the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville in mid-February to scout out the latest developments in the North American agriculture machinery market. The 4-day event attracted more than 70,000 people checking out the latest advancements in farm equipment.
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12th Annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Profitability Picture Mixed, but Brighter for No-Tillers

Growers plan to stay frugal with fertilizer and equipment spending as they work to keep their finances in the black during the 2020 season.
In spite of record rainfall in some states, unplanted acreage and trade wars erupting between the U.S. and several countries, no-tillers still managed to improve their financial position a bit in 2019, according to results of the 12th annual No-Till Farmer Operational Benchmark Study.
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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

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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

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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

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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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