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no-till benefits of BT CHOPPERS®

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Planting

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DURING PLANTING SEASON, CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT THREE TIMES A DAY.

Growers need to make sure to get out and check their equipment at least three times a day,” Petersak recommends. “No matter how much technology you’re using, perform a cross-section dig to make sure depth, down pressure, and singulation is working effectively. Also, make sure the row units are straight and your opening discs are within dealer specifications.”

SOIL TESTS HELP

As the weather warms, put soil testing on your spring checklist. Woolfolk says not to stray too far away from the fundamentals this spring, whether your last crop was a home run or turned out less than ideal.

“It’s always important to come back to those best management practices like a soil test. Even if you think there were residual nutrients left in your fields from last year because you maybe didn’t pick up the same level of yield that you did in a year or two or three ago, it’s more important than ever to look at what I call the ‘fuel tanks’ for each nutrient.” ~Agriculture.com