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Cover crops and no-till: The business case for healthy soil practices

Owning your own sprayer plays a major role in your no-till and cover crop success Farmer balances soil health, high productivity with these two systems Weed control is an increasing priority for many crop farmers today, especially with rising concerns about herbicide resistance in fields around North America. Just as high of a priority for […]

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Trends in tillage that can benefit your field

Farmers are adopting conservation practices at rapidly increasing levels. It’s no surprise with some of the benefits conservation tillage can provide. According to Laura Fribley, of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, in her article, “Tracking Conservation Tillage Trends“, “Data from the 2013 Tillage Transect indicate that as a result of tillage practices on Scott […]

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5 reasons you need to start planting cover crops

Cover crops are a growing trend. Farmers are finding many benefits from cover crops in their fields and cash crops. Ranging from increased yields to better soil health, farmers have many reasons to plant cover crops. 1. Cover crops help minimize the effects of adverse weather on cash crops According to a survey conducted by […]

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Burndown applications still needed despite saturated fields

The weather is exceptionally wet this spring, and this can bring on the temptation to take a few shortcuts in order to get your fields planted; however, it is important not to skip over your spring burndown application. According to Bob Hartzler from Iowa State University, in the article Don’t Delay the Burndown Application, “This […]

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Breaking down the different tillage systems

Determining which type of tillage is best for your operation depends on a number of variables. By breaking down some of these different factors, you can more easily decide which practice fits into your situation. Conventional tillage is a system that leaves less than 15 percent of residue at the time of planting, while no-till […]

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Planning your spring burndown application

Focus on timing and temperatures for higher efficiency. It may still be a little chilly outside to feel like spring, but planting season will be here soon, and it is that time of year to get in your spring burndown herbicide application. Burndowns can prove especially helpful to no-till farmers who are trying to control […]

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Fertilizers in no-till operations

Fertilizer usage and placement in no-till operations is different than the methods used in conventional tillage. Some of the key nutrients to monitor in both tillage operations include nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Below are graphs showing the amount of the nutrient the plant uses, in relation to which part of the plant the nutrient is […]

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Apache takes home No-Till honor for third time

Equipment Technologies has taken home the “Spraying Equipment Product of the Year” at the 21st Annual National No-Tillage Conference. The Apache received its national recognition for the 20 Series sprayers in Indianapolis, Ind. on January 11, 2013. Pictured (Left to Right): Jeff Goodman, Chad Ringer, Adam Kivett, Matt Hays  Spraying equipment was one of 13 […]

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High oil prices fuel no-till trend

It’s not by happenstance that the spike in fuel costs has coincided with the increasing trend of no-till farming methods across the country. For the past five years, Justin Noggler, an Apache owner from Texas, has practiced no-till farming methods on the 11,000 acres he farms. During this time he has noticed major differences in […]

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ET named Application Product of the Year again

MOORESVILLE, Ind., January 16, 2012—At a luncheon held at the 20th Annual National No-Tillage Conference, Equipment Technologies was given the Application Equipment Category 2011 Product of the Year Award for its AS720, AS1020 and AS1220 models of self-propelled sprayers. This marks the second consecutive year Equipment Technologies has received this national recognition from No-Till Farmer […]

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