Viable Option for Seeding Covers on Smaller No-Till Operations

Using inexpensive ground-drive and hydraulic equipment with dry fertilizer boxes, Jeremy Henry seeds a variety of cover crops during harvest to boost no-till success.

SPENDING TENS of thousands of dollars on an air seeder to seed cover crops didn’t make sense for Jeremy Henry, as he no-tills corn and soybeans on only 360 acres. 

Past aerial applications that cost $15-20 an acre had produced spotty results and after the plane was forced to make turns over schools and subdivisions near Connersville, Ind., someone reported the pilot to police.

A machinist by trade, Henry went to work in his shop…

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John Dobberstein

John Dobberstein is senior editor of No-Till Farmer magazine and the e-newsletter Dryland No-TillerHe previously covered agriculture for the Tulsa World and worked for daily newspapers in Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Joseph, Mich. He graduated with a B.A. in journalism and political science from Central Michigan University.

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