Tillage Innovation Profiles

 

Ross Millson, Port Hope, Northumberland
Soil Type: Clay loam | Farm Operation:
Years in Operation of No-till: 7

Tillage/Cropping System

System: No-till
Fall Tillage:
Spring Tillage:

Planter Make, Model and Description
  • John Deere 1780 12-23
  • Yetter Trash Whippers
  • Keeton Seed Firmers
Tillage/Coulter Dimensions:
  • No till coulter on each row unit
  • Planting to 1.5 inches depth

Fertilizer System:
Liquid In furrow: triple 10: 250 lbs/ac
Broadcast: potash on soybeans (year previous to corn)
Dry Banded: 6-24-6 in row: 5 gal/ac
Additional Nitrogen on Planter:
Sidedress N: 90 lbs/ac nitrogen, 1 liter zinc per ac

Producer's Comments

Pros

Cons

  • No-till saves time and fuel
  • Saves ground moisture in dry years
  • It is sometimes hard to get undrained land dry enough for timely panting.