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  • Apr 9, 2012
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    Big tillage week in NW Ohio

    This was a big week for tillage in NW Ohio. Tractors rolled every day....More
  • Mar 16, 2012
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    Weed resistance drives new tillage sales

    In our March cover story, we reported on the recent uptick in new tillage sales and reasons for the demand, those being excess crop residue and soil compaction left by consecutive seasons of wet weather.  (See http://farmindustrynews.com/tillage/tillage-gaining-ground-another-record-year-equipment-sales-forecast)....More
  • Jan 31, 2012
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    Need for frozen ground

    Last year in Pandora, Ohio, we had 55 in. of rain, which is way above the normal of 33 in. Many parts of Ohio had 66 in. of rain. The corn and soybean harvest was the most challenging since 1972. There is still a sprinkling of soybean fields and corn fields that need to be harvested. There are many, many fields in northwest Ohio with deep ruts that are going to have to be chiseled out in the spring. Only a small percentage of soybean stubble fields were tilled at all. There is a lot of demand for spring tillage tools. Many of the Great Plains tools are sold out for this spring....More
  • Dec 20, 2011
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    Plans for tillage

    There are still some corn and soybeans here and there in northwest Ohio. In the last couple weeks there have been three or four days that the combines were able to run and that whittled down the harvest quite a bit. Very little plowing has been done in the last two weeks. I am already making plans about buying a secondary tillage tool that will work in high residue and just skip the chiseling this winter. Does anyone have any suggestions about what might work well?  ...More
  • Nov 9, 2011
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    Farm Industry News

    How to measure compaction in your field

    One of the first questions farmers ask about tillage is "How deep should I till?" Watch Ivan Rieke, crop production specialist for Case IH, demonstrate ways to test soil for compaction and understand how deep the soil needs to be tilled....More
  • Nov 9, 2011
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    Farm Industry News

    How tillage tools have changed to accommodate challenges

    The increase in the amount of lignin in corn to improve standability is just one reason tillage tool manufacturers have adapted their equipment to changes in crop genetics.  Ivan Rieke, crop production specialist for Case IH, explains the changes Case IH has made to its tillage tools to accommodate these changes, using the Ecolo-Tiger 870 as an example....More
  • Oct 4, 2011
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    Farm Industry News

    New Galaxy strip-till implement from Blu-Jet

    Blu-Jet displayed its new Galaxy 3-pt. strip-till implement with lift assist at the Farm Progress Show. The new toolbar may be configured many different ways — from narrow- and wide-row spacing to different toolbar widths up to 45 ft., according to Nick Jensen, chief marketing officer....More
  • May 20, 2011
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    Vertical tillage implements being demonstrated in Kansas

      On Monday, May 23, K-State Southwest Kansas Research-Extension Center is hosting a spring field day, where vertical tillage equipment will be one of the main topics....More
  • May 3, 2011
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    Wet soils, delayed planting may mean changes in tillage, herbicide application

    A drive through south-central Minnesota and northeast Iowa on Tuesday found farmers hitting the fields with tillage equipment. We spotted multiple tractors with tracks in several fields as the race was on to cover as many acres as possible. After all, less that 5% of Minnesota’s corn crop was planted. A year ago, 85% of the crop was in the ground. The late field work and planting will mean a change in tillage and production plans for some farmers. Purdue Extension agronomist Tony Vyn issued recommendations for handling some of the changes. Here are the highlights:...More
  • Apr 13, 2011
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    Next big thing in tillage

    In the February issue of Farm Industry News, we told you about a new type of vertical tillage implement that uses ultra-shallow, hybrid coulter-discs to slice up corn stalks left behind by high-yielding, genetically modified corn. (See http://farmindustrynews.com/tillage/new-vertical-tillage-implements .)    .  .) . As their name implies, these tillage tools enter the soil vertically to clear a straight open path for roots to grow....More

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