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Focus on Biology for Better Soil Health
For farmers aiming for sustainable and profitable crop production, optimizing soil health and function is the ultimate endgame.
What You Should Know About No-Till Planters
For no-tillers, the planter is the most crucial piece of equipment on their farm. This article will take you through the basic components of a no-till planter and provide you with tips for no-till planter maintenance from experienced pros in the industry.
Digging Into the Principles of Regenerative Ag
Based on the principles of building healthy soil, regenerative ag aims to not only sustain farm productivity but to actually work with nature to regenerate the soil, increase biodiversity and enhance the farming ecosystem.
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An international team of scientists has found that eco-friendly practices such as growing a range of crops, including legumes such as beans or pigeon peas, and adding plant residues or manure to soils can raise food crop yields in places such as rural Africa, where small-scale farmers cannot apply much nitrogen fertilizer.
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On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by CultivAce, Hickory, N.C., record-breaking no-tiller Russell Hedrick shares how he was able to decrease his soybean seeds per pound from 2,800 to under 1,400. In the Farmer Feature segment, Hopkinton, Iowa, no-tiller Ryan Gibbs gives a crash course on how to use a refractometer to measure brix levels in corn and soybeans.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, the University of Wisconsin Weed Science team shares results from a new study on herbicide-resistant waterhemp. In the Cover Crop Connection segment, assistant editor Mackane Vogel stops by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute field day to learn about alternative cover crops.
Nicole Tautges, agroecologist at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in southeastern Wisconsin, discusses the benefits of kernza, a cool season perennial that can be managed for both winter grazing and a grain crop the following summer.
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Yield record holders Randy Dowdy and David Hula point out no-tillers may have more control over certain factors that influence yield than they may think.
The myth is that no-tillage should put seeds in the same soil environment that tillage has been doing for hundreds of years, but to do it with seed openers on the planter instead of cultivating entire fields.
For No-tillers growing corn and soybeans, seeding cover crops will almost always increase profits. But maybe not right away, maintains the Univ. of Missouri’s Rob Myers.
This episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Crop Vitality and Thio-Sul, is a departure from normal no-till history, but no less important. This episode details how a single no-tiller by the name of Percy Schmeiser fought an army of lawyers as agribusiness giant Monsanto accused the farmer of stealing its Roundup-Ready canola seed.
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This multi-billion dollar investment into conservation ag will undoubtedly raise awareness for the benefits of no-till farming and drive adoption in the U.S. It’s more important now than ever that dealers and manufacturers understand no-till farming, what it can do for their customers and the potential demand for equipment it will create on the heels of these investments.
Transitioning from conventional farming to no-till and incorporating the use of cover crops requires a higher level of management, but with No-Till Farmer's new No-Till & Cover Crops Handbook, you now have easy access to the critical information you need on field preparation, equipment requirements, how no-till and covers impact other agronomic practices and more.