You have one shot to set your crops up for success!
Why not give them their best shot with a no-till system and a properly set up planter? A no-till system with cover crops increases soil tilth, soil aggregation, and prevents crusting. All these are key to proper planting and proper and uniform emergence, which gives your crops their best chance to succeed in the variety of growing conditions they will face throughout the year.
Also, making sure your planter is set up for handling residue, planting the seed at the proper depth and spacing, and opening and closing the furrow around the seed, all the while minimizing compaction in your system will improve your crops’ success.