Exapta Solutions to hold No-Till Seeding School.
It’s back! Exapta will host its No-Till Seeding School on August 4, 2014 at Alan Aufdemberge farm near Lincoln, KS. Choose from either a morning session running from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (noon meal provided), or afternoon session at 4:00 – 8:30 PM (supper provided).
Since Exapta’s No-Till Seeding School was last held in 2007, many have asked when it would be held again, and pleaded for its return. While our DVD has filled the void, here is a chance to augment it with additional in-field visuals, and opportunity for Q & A. The Seeding School is purely educational, and not an infomercial for Exapta products.
Matt Hagny, Exapta’s founder & President, will be the main presenter, with some commentary by Aufdemberge and another Kansas farmer. Hagny has spent hundreds of hours studying no-till seeding with forensic skill, and distills it down to the most important take-home points, delivered in his always candid, brutally honest style.
Brush up on your knowledge before buying adjustments and upgrades for your planters and drills. Seed placement in no-till is fundamentally different from tilled systems, due to the structure of the soil – i.e., it doesn’t collapse easily and ‘flow’ around opener components, and it hasn’t been dried out from tillage. But Hagny also emphasizes: “Vigorous stands in no-till are more attainable than you thought – indeed, they can be consistently achieved every year, every field – but the techniques are different from what you did in a tilled system.” Exapta will help you think through the concepts and methods to highly effective no-till seeding, many of which are very simple, easy adjustments. “Think everything is okay because your super-high-tech planter monitor says so? Not so fast! — There can be huge flaws in placement that are not being revealed.”
“Well worthwhile. Very informational. One of the better things I’ve done—I could actually see what I was supposed to be doing, rather than just hearing someone talk about it. The planter demonstration was impressive as to the differences in what we’re doing with the operation of each component. Time well-spent.” – Glenn Bauer, Regan, ND
Nothing beats a hands-on experience and observation. Exapta will demonstrate a wide assortment of mis-adjustments and attachments for planters & drills, including a chance to observe them in action the day of the School, as well as the growing crops that were planted a couple weeks prior with the same configuration (all in no-till, of course!). Here’s an opportunity to not just compare the choices, but also to learn of some of the interactions amongst the settings & components of seeder openers. See them with your own eyes. Also, attendees will get a sneak peek at some of the latest developments and soon-to-be released technology, some of which completely change the playing field for no-till drills.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a valuable experience. Register today! Enrollment is limited for each session. Tuition is $65. To enroll, call 785-820-8000 (Visa/MC/Dscvr accepted, or pay by check if mailed sufficiently early). Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.