The "My No-Till Journey" blog is where farmers who are newer to no-till practices share how they tackle challenges and push to succeed. Throughout the next year, Kalispell, Mont., grower Doug Manning shares his journey to implementing no-till on his farm, where he raises wheat, barley, peas and canola. Feel free to leave comments, or tips about succeeding with no-till, at the conclusion of each post.
How did your corn and soybean yields end up in 2014 vs. your expectations?
Cover Crops Key To Storing More Soil Organic Carbon
No-till practices alone may not sequester as much organic carbon in soil profiles as previously thought, but seeding cover crops could help rebuild it, says University of Illinois researcher Ken Olson.
Ryan Nevin raises 4,700 acres of spring and winter wheat, oats, peas and canola near Rapid City, Manitoba. Nevin, who’s also been experimenting with millet and soybeans, has been no-tilling since his father turned to the practice in the late 1980s.