Agriculture Online - Tillage Tillage news and updates. Find articles on all tillage systems, no till, strip till, and more. Keep up on new tillage products and technology, and find articles on tillage techniques from experts and other farmers. en-us Copyright Successful Farming Monday Apr 21 08:10:28 EDT 2014 150 30 30 Farmer Diversifies Knowledge, Chooses No-Till Northwestern Kansas farmer Michael Thompson gained his ground in agriculture when he was given a unique opportunity to diversify his knowledge and techniques in farming. Friday Apr 04 14:55:56 EDT 2014 4 Tips for Managing Flooded Fields Spring weather is trending wetter Friday Mar 21 13:23:46 EDT 2014 Takeaways From Winter Meetings Friday Mar 14 12:22:53 EDT 2014 No-till: A continuing education "It’s like being in graduate school.” That’s how Steve Schmidt of Caldwell, Kansas, describes his 16 years of no-till farming. After 17 years of traditional farming, he decided there had to be a better way, and he made the decision to go exclusively no-til Friday Mar 07 15:49:52 EST 2014 No-till yields as good How to be successful with no-till. Friday Mar 07 14:49:00 EST 2014 A refresher course in strip till Brian Clark and his brothers have been sold on strip-till since they started using it in the late 1980s. In fact, while some producers limit strip-till to corn on bean stubble, these Illinois farmers have been using a pair of machines in the fall following Monday Feb 03 12:07:51 EST 2014 Winning combo: No-till & cover crops A group of farmers saw the latest in cover crops in no-till systems on a recent tour. Thursday Aug 15 09:59:44 EDT 2013 Record-Breaking No-Till Conference 21st Annual National No-Till Conference Friday Jan 18 12:54:54 EST 2013 Tips for trying no-till The transition to no-till has one farmer asking for advice. Thursday Nov 01 11:53:21 EDT 2012 Prepping soils for the 2013 crop Thursday Aug 23 16:38:35 EDT 2012 No-till links farmers to local consumers Shepherd's Grain joins farmers' no-till expertise with local foods movement. Thursday Feb 16 16:04:35 EST 2012 No-tilling in heavy residue Leave stalks standing tall after harvest, avoid postharvest chopping, and use a pivot residue manager. Monday Jan 30 14:50:59 EST 2012 Ruts in your field can be costly Monday Nov 28 14:33:40 EST 2011 Wealth in wetlands One of the largest wetlands protection efforts on U.S. private land occurred in Greene County, Indiana. Tuesday Nov 01 15:41:17 EDT 2011 Buffer strips perform well in new study Conservation practice eliminates 100% nitrates in tile-line runoff. Tuesday Oct 25 14:04:05 EDT 2011 Ways with Residue Crop residue is as good as gold. The more there is, the bigger the bank of stored fertility. Monday Mar 21 12:17:42 EDT 2011 Close it up Device deals with the difficulties of continuous no-till. Thursday Mar 17 10:00:07 EDT 2011 Looking for ways to cut emissions It's difficult to pinpoint the effect of different systems.; Scientific news from the ARS. Tuesday Mar 15 15:45:38 EDT 2011 New age of vertical tillage Click through to see what several companies are saying about vertical tillage. Tuesday Feb 22 09:44:27 EST 2011 More no-till benefit No-till and crop rotations can limit greenhouse gas emissions from farm fields, a study shows. Wednesday Jan 26 15:12:41 EST 2011 No-till improves soil stability in great plains Comprehensive study compares systems over 19 years. Wednesday Jan 12 15:37:47 EST 2011 Uncovering cover crops A variety of cover crops can be used for various problems. Tuesday Dec 14 12:01:45 EST 2010 Tips for no-tilling into heavy corn residue Often producers are concerned about no-tilling into fields with large amounts of residue. The residue needs to be properly spread behind the combine during harvest of the previous crop, preferably with a straw chopper and proper chaff distribution. Minimiz Wednesday Jul 07 10:10:28 EDT 2010 Tell us about timing A couple of wet springs have Steve and Jason Oman, Findlay, Ohio, interested in trying fall burndown ahead of their no-till soybeans. The Omans farm about 2,300 acres and are interested in spreading their workload. They also figure they'll have a better ch Tuesday Jul 06 18:22:39 EDT 2010 Strip-till vs. planter attachments Many corn growers question their tillage and planting systems from time to time. Bishop Mumford, Griffin, Indiana, is one such grower. Mumford has no-tilled most of his corn for the past 15 years. For several years, he used nothing but coulters and residue Tuesday Jul 06 18:22:30 EDT 2010 Management tips for new strip-tillers How can you get started strip-tilling? Like any farm operation, attention to details helps to ensure success. Here are seven tips for farmers who are new to the practice. Tuesday Jul 06 18:21:16 EDT 2010 Strip-Till Odyssey Having grown comfortable with strip-tilling into soybean stubble, the Monroes are now strip-tilling into cornstalks. Tuesday Jul 06 18:17:07 EDT 2010 No-till nitrogen Tuesday Jul 06 17:47:06 EDT 2010 Cover crops influence nitrogen utilization, help with no-till transition If you add a cover crop to a typical corn-soybean-wheat rotation, you can supply the vast majority of the nitrogen required to raise a good stand of corn, new data suggests. Wednesday May 26 14:57:00 EDT 2010 Don't sweat missing fall tillage If you're kicking yourself this spring because you ran out of time to till wet fields last fall, relax. That's because an Iowa State University (ISU) study following a soggy 1993 growing season showed no yield benefit from fall tillage. When fuel, equipme Tuesday Apr 06 11:12:00 EDT 2010