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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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Benefitting from Long-Term No-Till with Jerry Grigar, Part 1

In this episode of the<em> No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with Retired Michigan State Agronomist Jerry Grigar about many of the lessons learned from decades of working with farmers to improve no-till techniques and equipment.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with Retired Michigan State Agronomist Jerry Grigar about many of the lessons learned from decades of working with farmers to improve no-till techniques and equipment.
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AGCO, Raven, Bosch and BASF Digital Solutions Form Targeted Spraying Technology Collaboration

AGCO announced it has entered into a proof of concept (PoC) collaboration agreement with Robert Bosch GmbH, BASF Digital Farming and Raven Industries Inc., with the objective of evaluating targeted spraying technology to make the application of crop protection products more effective and efficient by reducing crop input costs while driving farm and environmental sustainability.
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Heavy Rains Help No-Tiller Promote Practice to Vegetable Processor

Delaware row-crop and vegetable grower’s “all in” adoption of no-till, cover crops and planting green is making positive changes to his soil, his yields and his bottom line.

Jay Baxter, a fourth-generation farmer in Delaware, says a couple of well-timed torrential rains became ‘ah hah! moments’ that ultimately led him to switch all of his cash crop production to no-till with the use of cover crops.


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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Barry Fisher on Promoting No-Till and Covers with the NRCS

In this episode of the<em> No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with agronomist Barry Fisher about his lengthy career and the changes in no-till equipment and strategies he’s witnessed over the years.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with agronomist Barry Fisher about his lengthy career and the changes in no-till equipment and strategies he’s witnessed over the years.
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5 Easy Steps to Calibrating Your No-Till Drill

An important but often overlooked step in seeding, drill calibration is easy to accomplish and can prevent wasted seed, lost time and frustration.
One of the biggest challenges with any crop is getting it established. While the most impactful factors that affect success are probably weather, planting conditions and growing season, certified forage consultant Brendon Blank of Ixonia, Wis., says seeding at the right rate is also important for success and can be difficult with a drill. 
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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

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$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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Northern Soil Compaction Conference

6/22/21
Online
Do you feel like soil compaction is squeezing your yields? Are you wondering what you can do about it? The University of Minnesota Extension is proud to partner with Manitoba Ag and Resource Development and North Dakota State University to bring you the Northern Soil Compaction Conference. Read More

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