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Achieving Picket-Fence Stands  with Precise Seed Placement

Achieving Picket-Fence Stands with Precise Seed Placement

When avid hunter and outdoorsman Tom Cannon was in his mid-20s, he experimented with no-till and interseeded food plots to attract white-tailed deer and other game on his family’s ranch near the small town of Newkirk in north-central Oklahoma.

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  • USDA Reports 4% of Corn Planted

    According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, some 4% of corn has been planted as of the week ended April 11, 2021.
  • Managing Soybeans with Multiple Herbicide-Resistant Traits

    A number of herbicide-tolerant soybean traits are available commercially in the market, making it complicated for growers to understand which soybean trait is resistant to what herbicide(s). This guide form the University of Nebraska will help clarify which herbicides the traits are and are not resistant to.
  • Army Cutworm Scouting Urged in Western Nebraska Wheat, Alfalfa

    Army cutworm feeding damage has been recently spotted in Finney County, Kansas and may be seen in Nebraska crop fields in the near future. As temperatures warm up, it is an important time to scout for this pest, particularly in winter wheat and alfalfa, says University of Nebraska Extension.
  • [Podcast] No-Tilling in Peace Country with Jason Casselman

    For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with Jason Casselman, a no-tiller from Fairview, Alberta, Canada to find out how they make no-till work so far north.
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No-Till Passport Series

Herbert Bartz, No-Till Pioneer in Latin America, Passes

Earlier this year, No-Till Farmer received word that Herbert Bartz, pioneer of no-till systems in Latin America and a founder of the Brazilian Federation of No-Tillage and Irrigation (BFNI), has passed away.

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Attend the Spring 2021 National Cover Crop Summit

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More than 5,000 attendees have attended the online National Cover Crop Summit to discover proven, practical cover crop strategies. The National Cover Crop Summit returns March 17-18 with more expert presenters and more sessions than ever before! Join today’s most successful cover croppers, researchers and agronomists for this online event and discover proven, practical cover crop strategies in use today. Sign up today for FREE! LEARN MORE

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  • Can Agricultural Soils Sequester More than 100% of CO2 Emissions?

    While agriculture has been blamed for a significant contribution to global annual CO2 emissions, it also holds enormous potential for regeneration, as degraded soils are capable of drawing down large amounts of atmospheric carbon.
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    ‘Planting Green’ Picks Up Speed

    Instead of terminating a cover crop prior to no-tilling corn, soybeans or another crop, more growers are planting through a still growing green cover crop. Seeding a cash crop into a growing green cover crop that may range in height from just a few inches to over 6 feet tall allows both crops to grow longer in the spring.

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    Eliminating Tillage, Saving Soil and Cashing in on Organic Methods

    A specialty grower out West shares his farm’s story about organic production and soil health improvement with the help of no-till practices, cover crops, compost and more.
  • New Tool Estimates Cold Weather Damage to Winter Wheat

    Clay Pope discusses a new tool created by the USA National Phenology Network to help growers better estimate potential freeze damage to the winter wheat crop.

No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators Podcast

[Podcast] No-Tilling in Peace Country with Jason Casselman

For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with Jason Casselman, a no-tiller from Fairview, Alberta, Canada to find out how they make no-till work so far north.

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Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

Examining Your Depth Adjustment Linkage

Getting the right planting depth is supposed to be just a matter of setting the T-handle at the correct setting. But if the corresponding depth adjustment parts are worn, you may not be planting at the depth you thought you were.

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Cover Crop Strategies

Cover Crop Strategies

The editors of Cover Crop Strategies and No-Till Farmer created this 24-page special report to share ideas on getting covers established, using a roller-crimper for termination, successfully integrating livestock into a cover-crop system and using covers to transition away from an overdependence on herbicides and fertilizers. 
Covering Up, Part 4: Getting Results with Innovative Cover Crop Systems

Covering Up, Part 4: Getting Results with Innovative Cover Crop Systems

In this 32-page special report, you’ll read about some of the farmers and researchers who are pushing the boundaries of cover crop management, discovering new ways they can extend the growing season, supplement grazing, capture more sunlight, feed the biology underground and even improve the bottom line.
Turning Your Sprayer into an Effective No-Till Asset

Turning Your Sprayer into an Effective No-Till Asset

Make your spraying operations an even more valuable tool for your no-till system with this special 32-page management report. Get up to speed on the cost-saving precision spray technologies available on the market and pick up several how-to tips on improving application effectiveness. Plus, hear first-hand from No-Till Farmer readers as they share some of the updates they’ve made to their sprayers to ratchet up performance.

Getting More From Your Nitrogen Investment

Getting More From Your Nitrogen Investment

Discover numerous tools and application strategies at your disposal today including the case for moving nitrogen (N) applications in corn to later in the season and the potential that crop sensors are showing for targeted N applications to increase efficiency and profitability. Plus, learn about certain species of cover crops that can fix significant amounts of N.

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