What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Taking the Next Step with No-Till
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Taking the Next Step with No-Till

After my 70th birthday this January, my family and I calculated that 2015 is my 51st crop. It’s also a 100% no-tilled crop, a change we’ve been very happy we made in the relatively recent past.

No-Till News

  • Tips for Fall Fertility and Lime

    Fall offers a convenient time option for phosphorus, potassium and lime application in grain crops, says Michigan State University Extension.
  • 5 Questions to Consider for Nitrogen Applications

    The University of Minnesota Extension provides guidelines developed through years of unbiased research to help growers make the best decisions for their nitrogen management.
  • Bacterial Stripe of Corn Confirmed in Illinois

    The causal agent of Bacterial Stripe disease was confirmed in Champaign County. Although the disease is not new to the U.S., there’s little information on impact to corn yields.
  • Good Weather Reduces Drying Costs

    With high fuel prices and/or low grain prices, it’s important to let corn grain dry in the field as much as possible, yet hold harvest losses at a reasonable level.
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National No-Tillage Conference

2015 National No-Tillage Conference

Pushing No-Till Beyond Barriers

The 24th annual National No-Tillage Conference is headed to Indianapolis, January 6-9, 2016. Participate in special workshops, no-till classrooms, small-group roundtables and general sesions led world-renown no-till experts. Get ready to take home dozes of field-tested, proven no-till tips and ideas you can put to use immediately! Register online today!

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  • Laura Allen

    5 Quick Tips for Fall Soil Sampling

    Harvest is well underway in many areas, but before you call the season quits, consider doing your soil sampling.
  • John Dobberstein 2

    Think Residuals to Beat Palmer Amaranth

    If you have soybeans in your rotation — and 55% of Dryland No-Tiller readers indicate they do — you’ll want to pay increasing attention to any Palmer amaranth or waterhemp showing up in crops.
  • Laura Allen

    4 Tips for Avoiding Compaction at Harvest

    There’s a risk that running heavy harvesting equipment in wet conditions will result in soil compaction. Considering compaction can cost you 5-10% in yield, it’s a good idea to avoid it when possible.
  • John Dobberstein 2

    Help Us Make Dryland No-Tiller Even Better

    It’s hard to believe that 1½ years has passed since we launched the Dryland No-Tiller e-newsletter to provide more tailored, actionable tips and information to meet the specific needs of no-tillers in the Great Plains, Pacific Northwest and western Canada.

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No-Till Awards Program


No-Till Innovators

Winning individuals or organizations for the 20th class of No-Till Innovators will be announced in January 2016 at the 24th annual National No-Tillage Conference.


Responsible Nutrient Practitioners Program

Nominations are now being accepted for the eighth class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners to be honored at the 24th annual National No-Tillage Conference in January 2016.

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