Tillage Innovation Profiles


Hugh Dietrich, Lucan, Middlesex
Soil Type: Clay loam | Farm Operation: Cash Crop
Years in Operation of No-till:

Tillage/Cropping System

System: No-till
Fall Tillage:
Spring Tillage:

Planter Make, Model and Description
  • 787 John Deere air seeder with 1850 drill
  • Custom seed treater on air cart for wheat and soybeans
  • Tandem hopper trailer with hopper augers
Tillage/Coulter Dimensions:
  • Blades are 17 inch on 7.5 inch row spacing
  • No coulters

Fertilizer System: Dry
Liquid In furrow: Dry in furrow
Dry Banded: 2x2 and in furrow
Additional Nitrogen on Planter:
Sidedress N:

Producer's Comments



  • Covers acres quickly.
  • Easy and fast fill-ups.
  • Cheaper to use dry fertilizer than liquid.
  • Air cart can be used on drill and corn planter.
  • Ten years of use and very little maintenance.
  • Expensive for smaller farms.