mid way through mounting the air seeder on the drill
       
     
 after the valmar was fully mounted and operational
       
     
0416181711a.jpg
       
     
 prototype closing wheel for the drill i designed, good concept but in damp conditions the wheel packs full of soil
       
     
 manifold for the valmar system to mount on the drill
       
     
0416181706.jpg
       
     
 Adding a second seed tube to our drill openers to allow us to plant a secondary product, or apply in furrow fertilizer with our drill. Sometimes when you try new things you have to make or modify equipment to perform to your own standards.
       
     
 double seed tube on our drill to be used for fertilizer or bio strip till
       
     
 Planting No-till organic soybeans 2017
       
     
 Planting No-till organic soybeans 2017
       
     
 No-till organic soybeans at time of rolling
       
     
 No-till organic soybeans at time of rolling
       
     
 No-till organic soybeans at time of rolling. Soybeans ended up being mowed for forage instead of harvested for grain.
       
     
 The beginning of No-till "organic" corn spring 2017, this field scale plot went 130 bu/ac. Though this plot was not certified organic the concepts used to grow it could all translate to certified organic production.
       
     
 The beginning of No-till "organic" corn spring 2017, this field scale plot went 130 bu/ac. Though this plot was not certified organic the concepts used to grow it could all translate to certified organic production.
       
     
 The beginning of No-till "organic" corn spring 2017, this field scale plot went 130 bu/ac. Though this plot was not certified organic the concepts used to grow it could all translate to certified organic production.
       
     
 High yielding strip till corn on left (field has always been in production) versus low input no-till corn on right (50 years in pasture/lawn previously been in no till production for 4 years now)  235 bu/acre on left 190 bu/acre on right
       
     
 Pollinator strip in field of soybeans 2016 intended to attract bees for pollination of soybeans
       
     
 Up close shot of pollinator strip 2016
       
     
 Pollinator strip in a field of soybeans 2016
       
     
 If you look close you can see on the left and right in the picture individual plants that rise above the clover, these plants are Marestail. this is becoming a problem weed in our area. In the center of the picture there is no marestail this is because I mowed the clover months prior and the clover out competed the marestail after mowing. Cover crops give you more options for control of resistant weeds.
       
     
 mid way through mounting the air seeder on the drill
       
     

mid way through mounting the air seeder on the drill

 after the valmar was fully mounted and operational
       
     

after the valmar was fully mounted and operational

0416181711a.jpg
       
     
 prototype closing wheel for the drill i designed, good concept but in damp conditions the wheel packs full of soil
       
     

prototype closing wheel for the drill i designed, good concept but in damp conditions the wheel packs full of soil

 manifold for the valmar system to mount on the drill
       
     

manifold for the valmar system to mount on the drill

0416181706.jpg
       
     
 Adding a second seed tube to our drill openers to allow us to plant a secondary product, or apply in furrow fertilizer with our drill. Sometimes when you try new things you have to make or modify equipment to perform to your own standards.
       
     

Adding a second seed tube to our drill openers to allow us to plant a secondary product, or apply in furrow fertilizer with our drill. Sometimes when you try new things you have to make or modify equipment to perform to your own standards.

 double seed tube on our drill to be used for fertilizer or bio strip till
       
     

double seed tube on our drill to be used for fertilizer or bio strip till

 Planting No-till organic soybeans 2017
       
     

Planting No-till organic soybeans 2017

 Planting No-till organic soybeans 2017
       
     

Planting No-till organic soybeans 2017

 No-till organic soybeans at time of rolling
       
     

No-till organic soybeans at time of rolling

 No-till organic soybeans at time of rolling
       
     

No-till organic soybeans at time of rolling

 No-till organic soybeans at time of rolling. Soybeans ended up being mowed for forage instead of harvested for grain.
       
     

No-till organic soybeans at time of rolling. Soybeans ended up being mowed for forage instead of harvested for grain.

 The beginning of No-till "organic" corn spring 2017, this field scale plot went 130 bu/ac. Though this plot was not certified organic the concepts used to grow it could all translate to certified organic production.
       
     

The beginning of No-till "organic" corn spring 2017, this field scale plot went 130 bu/ac. Though this plot was not certified organic the concepts used to grow it could all translate to certified organic production.

 The beginning of No-till "organic" corn spring 2017, this field scale plot went 130 bu/ac. Though this plot was not certified organic the concepts used to grow it could all translate to certified organic production.
       
     

The beginning of No-till "organic" corn spring 2017, this field scale plot went 130 bu/ac. Though this plot was not certified organic the concepts used to grow it could all translate to certified organic production.

 The beginning of No-till "organic" corn spring 2017, this field scale plot went 130 bu/ac. Though this plot was not certified organic the concepts used to grow it could all translate to certified organic production.
       
     

The beginning of No-till "organic" corn spring 2017, this field scale plot went 130 bu/ac. Though this plot was not certified organic the concepts used to grow it could all translate to certified organic production.

 High yielding strip till corn on left (field has always been in production) versus low input no-till corn on right (50 years in pasture/lawn previously been in no till production for 4 years now)  235 bu/acre on left 190 bu/acre on right
       
     

High yielding strip till corn on left (field has always been in production) versus low input no-till corn on right (50 years in pasture/lawn previously been in no till production for 4 years now)

235 bu/acre on left 190 bu/acre on right

 Pollinator strip in field of soybeans 2016 intended to attract bees for pollination of soybeans
       
     

Pollinator strip in field of soybeans 2016 intended to attract bees for pollination of soybeans

 Up close shot of pollinator strip 2016
       
     

Up close shot of pollinator strip 2016

 Pollinator strip in a field of soybeans 2016
       
     

Pollinator strip in a field of soybeans 2016

 If you look close you can see on the left and right in the picture individual plants that rise above the clover, these plants are Marestail. this is becoming a problem weed in our area. In the center of the picture there is no marestail this is because I mowed the clover months prior and the clover out competed the marestail after mowing. Cover crops give you more options for control of resistant weeds.
       
     

If you look close you can see on the left and right in the picture individual plants that rise above the clover, these plants are Marestail. this is becoming a problem weed in our area. In the center of the picture there is no marestail this is because I mowed the clover months prior and the clover out competed the marestail after mowing. Cover crops give you more options for control of resistant weeds.