​​​​​​​​​​​​No-T​ill Planting Equipment, Adjustments, & Operation (Part 2)

May 2014 | 22 min., 41 sec.
by Paul J. Jasa
University of Nebraska–Lincoln


​This two-part presentation will help consultants, producers, and other practitioners in the Corn Belt and High Plains better select, equip, and operate their no-till seeding equipment. No-till planters, drills, and air seeders have to cut and handle residue, penetrate the soil to the desired seeding depth, establish proper seed-to-soil contact, and close the seed-vee. Keeping these four items in mind, a producer can evaluate the strengths or weaknesses of any piece of seeding equipment and make any adjustments or changes necessary to make no-till successful. The presentation contains tips to improve stand and emergence uniformity and discusses many of the common attachments and where they might be needed to improve performance. Before purchasing any attachments, producers must address these questions: What problems do they have? How does that attachment function to solve that problem? and Will it create another problem by changing something on the seeding equipment?

About the Presenter

Paul J. JasaPaul Jasa, Extension Engineer with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, develops and conducts educational programs related to crop production that improve profitability, build soil heal​th, and reduce risks to the environment. He received both his BS and MS degrees in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Nebraska and has worked with planting equipment and tillage system evaluation at the University since 1978. With Paul’s experiences gained from research and Extension activities, he has become one of the best sources of information in the Midwest on no-till planting equipment and system management. Paul admits, if there is a mistake to be made with no-till, he's either made it himself or has seen it done. More importantly, he has learned from those mistakes and shares that information in presentations that stress the systems approach and the long-term benefits of continuous no-till.​

Contact Information:
Email: pjasa1@unl.edu


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