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No-till

No-till is a method of growing crops or pasture without disturbing the soil through tillage.

This video series covers components of a corn planter that are critical for successful no-till planting, beginning at the hitch point and continuing through to the closing wheels.

Looking for practical information about no-till farming? In this series of videos, several experienced no-till farmers in south central Pennsylvania share what they have learned over the years from planting their crops with the no-tillage system on their farms.

Some farmers that think about converting to the no-till planting system are concerned that there will be a drop in crop yields either in the short or long term. A short term loss may be noticeable during a period of years in the transition phase, often referred to as “yield drag”.

Now that many of us are no-tilling our crops with a goal of continuous no-till, we need to rethink some of our traditional practices.

A collection of fall management tips for the no-till farmer.

Spring time is upon us. Let's look at some key considerations in getting the job done and done correctly.

We need to pay close attention to weed growth in our fields and respond to those conditions appropriately to successfully protect the crop from the stress of weed growth competition.

Currently there is a debate swirling around the term ―"vertical tillage" (VT).

There have been a number of challenges in establishing no-till crops this past spring.

Getting fields set up for planting next year begins with the management of crop residue when you harvest. This is especially important for fields in which the next crop will be planted by the no-till method.

No-till agriculture is gaining momentum and popularity because of the positive economic and environmental impacts farmers are seeing. However with no-till agriculture there is an increased need for proper weed management.

We all know how difficult it was to effectively manage crop production during the cool wet growing season of 2009.