No-till Seeding Equipment: Adjustments and Operation

Helping achieve the goal of successful stand establishment.

August no-till field events, with Paul Jasa

Our three No-till Field (half) Days on August 19 & 20 will feature an Extension Ag. Engineer from the University of Nebraska at all locations. Paul Jasa has worked with no-till equipment since the 1980s. The title of his presentation is “No-till Seeding Equipment: Adjustments and Operation.” The goal is successful stand establishment.

Of course, successful planting in no-till starts with the combine; spread the residue uniformly. For soybeans, the combine must spread residue across the whole width of the header. For corn, the header should pull most of the stalk down, leaving very little coming out the back of the combine.

Paul will cover several ideas for planter and drill attachments and adjustments to get the right depth and eliminate hair pinning. What about residue movers? You may be surprised as his tips.

For corn planting depth, he is known for “go deep.” He suggests that next spring set the planter one-half inch deeper than normal for a couple of passes. Then check yields. Don’t be surprised if the yield is higher. Each year experiment with another half-inch deeper until there is no yield advantage for planting deeper.

Here are the dates, hosts, and locations for the three events:

Aug. 19, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.    
Nathan Brown, 6110 Panhandle Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133  

Aug. 20, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Fred Yoder, 7050 Butler Avenue, Plain City, OH 43064-9694  

Aug. 20, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Keith Kemp, 959 Georgetown-Verona Rd., West Manchester, OH 45382

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