Residue Management, Nutrient Management, Soil Health, No-Till Farming 101
No-Till Works with Veggies

No-Till Works with Veggies

Bill Kerr, a vegetable specialist and breeder of a range of vegetables, has been no-tilling for 18 years and says he’s seen a range of benefits. Conservation practices can build soils up to a point where you can realize maximum yields, higher water-holding capacity, greater disease resistance, better eelworm control and better-tasting vegetables with longer shelf life. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.

No-Till News

  • [Podcast] The Three-Legged Stool of Soil Health with Jeremiah Durbin

    For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, we chat with independent crop consultant Jeremiah Durbin about the physical, chemical and biological aspects of soil health and how he uses his mechanical background to help trouble-shoot issues in the field.
  • Grower Nominations Sought for 14th Class of Responsible Nutrient Practitioners

    No-Till Farmer and AgroLiquid are currently seeking nominations of no-tillers and strip-tillers for the 14th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners. Three growers will be awarded and recognized during the 29th annual National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 4-7, 2022.
  • [Podcast] No-Tilling in the Suburbs with Farmer Ross

    In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with Jackson, Wisconsin, no-tiller Ross Bishop about how he got turned on to no-tilling back in the 1990s and how that impacts his operation today.
  • Going Back to School to Learn to Apply Principles of Soil Health

    In operation since 2015, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition's Soil Health School offers hands-on instruction to farmers across the state. Participants learn about the principles of soil health and how to apply them on their own operations.
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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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Discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. The 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 5-6, in Omaha, Neb., offers a mix of thought-provoking general sessions featuring top experts, profit-boosting Strip-Till Classrooms led by strip-till authorities, and interactive farmer-to-farmer Strip-Till Roundtables. LEARN MORE

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  • Don’t Lose Sight of the Forest for the Trees with Regenerative Ag

    Clay Pope discusses the one-size-fits-all mentality that can make implementing regenerative practices on a bigger scale difficult for some farmers, and the need for flexibility.
  • Frank Lessiter, No-Till Farmer Editor

    No-Tilling Adds $112 Per Acre in Environmental Value for the Non-Farm Public

    While many of our readers certainly recognize the positive impact no-till has on their farm’s profitability, most haven’t recognized the environmentally-friendly value it also brings to America’s non-farm population. By combining the extra cropping value enjoyed by growers with the climate-friendly environmental benefits of this practice, it’s apparent to me that we’ve been underselling the overall worth of no-till.
  • Gaining Appreciation for the Roots of Modern Agriculture

    On a recent road trip through eastern Iowa, a detour to visit the boyhood home of Norman Borlaug, a pioneer in plant breeding who helped save millions around the world from hunger in the 1960s, served as a good reminder of the importance of technological developments in agriculture — and the need to reassess practices on an ongoing basis.
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    Fighting Through the Obstacles for a Regenerative Payoff

    Read on to find out how a climate entrepreneur’s tour through the American Heartland shed light on the obstacles many growers are facing in scaling up regenerative agriculture on their operations.

No-Till Farmer Podcast

[Podcast] The Three Legged Stool of Soil Health with Jeremiah Durbin

For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, we chat with independent crop consultant Jeremiah Durbin about those physical, chemical and biological aspects of soil health and how he uses his mechanical background to help trouble-shoot issues in the field.

The Andersons Bio Reverse

No-Till Farmer podcast series is brought to you by The Andersons.

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Take back your nutrients with Bio Reverse from The Andersons. Stalk degradation is an essential part of no-till field management. Bio Reverse is a robust microbial package designed to significantly reduce residue stubble prior to the next cropping season. The application of Bio Reverse following harvest released 10 times more nutrients than fields left untreated. With a 2-year shelf life and easy handling, Bio Reverse is ideal for every operation. Visit AndersonsPlantNutrient.com/BioReverse for more information. 

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Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

Seed Firmers and How to Properly Maintain Them

Good seed to soil contact is important. If a seed gets hung up on the furrow it will have a hard time imbibing water and germinating. Here's what you need to know about using and maintaining them.

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The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting. Precision Planting, LLC is the leading provider of practical and effective precision ag technologies to help make farmers smarter every season.


No-Till Passport Series

World Food Prize Winner: Soils Should Have Rights, Too

A pioneer in soil research and Conservation Agriculture, Dr. Rattan Lal paved the way in one of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) key areas of work.

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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. 
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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