Tips for Plant Diversity, Grazing Covers and ‘Resting’ Land for Soil Health
Cover Crops, Nutrient Management, Soil Health

Tips for Plant Diversity, Grazing Covers and ‘Resting’ Land for Soil Health

A panel of no-tillers answers tough questions about planting through thick residue, livestock selection, herbicide carryover and seeding covers into competitive perennials.

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  • Combine Adjustments for Fall Harvest

    It’s possible to reduce field losses from the combine to just 1 bushel per acre or less if the crop is standing reasonably well, says Iowa State University Extension.
  • Check Pollinator Plantings for Palmer Amaranth

    University of Minnesota Extension strongly advises farmers to check their pollinator planting sites for the presence of Palmer amaranth after a suspected case of infestation was found in Yellow Medicine County.
  • Improving Protein Content in Wheat

    South Dakota State University Extension discusses the various factors to consider when trying to increase the protein content of wheat.
  • 5 Steps for Determining Soil Infiltration Rate

    Conducting an infiltration test will allow growers to get an idea of how much water their soil can hold for crop use, says Michigan State University Extension.
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No-Till Columns

  • Tackle Herbicide-Resistant Weeds with Cereal Rye

    Preliminary results from a Penn State study confirm just how effective cover crops, especially cereal rye, can be on tough no-till weeds.
  • John Dobberstein

    Passing No-Till Onto the Next Generation

    While brain drain has been a problem in family farming for quite a while, there are still plenty of children who go to college and return home to participate in the family business. And in the coming years there will be one of the biggest transfers of farm ownership in history.
  • No-Tillers Lead the Way in Reversing Climate Change

    A study commissioned by Monsanto shows the impact no-till and cover crops have on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and other practices growers can adopt to help reverse climate change.
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    Harvesting Moisture, Slowing the Desert

    A simple change in perception is helping growers in Niger make the most of the rainfall they receive and improve the productivity of their dryland crops, beating back the creeping ‘cancer’ of desertification.


The Dollars and Cents of Residue Breakdown

Sponsored by: Midwest Bio-Tech

Doug Miller, agronomist and vice president of Midwest Bio-Tech, will help you understand the fertility value of the nutrients in crop residue and how the residue decay process affects your bottom line. In addition, Miller shares what he’s learned about soil health and residue decay through the use of Solvita tests. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]

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Cover Cropping to Aid the Transition to No-Till and Lessons Learned Jumping in Feet First

Sponsored by: KB Seed Solutions

Johnny Hunter has not been afraid to jump into no-till and cover cropping with both feet first. The Essex, Mo., farmer of 5,400 acres began his transition to no-till in 2012 and immediately began working with various cover crops in his diverse system that includes field corn, popcorn, soybeans, rice and pumpkins. In this webinar, Hunter shares the following about his cover cropping system... [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]

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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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Covering Up, Part 3: Branching Out With Your Cover Crop Program

Covering Up, Part 3: Branching Out With Your Cover Crop Program

Looking to go from a single species to a cover crop cocktail, or to drastically reduce your fertilizer bill, or to extend the life – and benefits – of your covers by planting into them? Check out these success stories, learning experiences and new ideas to help you achieve your next cover-crop goal with No-Till Farmer’s third installment on cover crops.
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