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[Video] Using DNA to Predict Disease Pressure with Pattern Ag

[Video] Using DNA to Predict Disease Pressure with Pattern Ag

In this episode of the podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, contributing editor Dan Crummett talks with Mike Tweedy and Danielle Watts of Pattern Ag about the company’s soil testing process, predictions for the 2023 growing season and what ROI the company’s testing can provide for no-tillers.

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  • Make More Money With Fewer Crop Acres on Saline Soils

    Saline soils have excessive levels of soluble salts in the soil water high enough to negatively affect plant growth, resulting in reduced crop yields, increased input costs and increased soil erosion.
  • No-Till Highlights: March 30, 2023

    No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's realm from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web. The Best of the Web series is brought to you by Totally Tubular.
  • When & How Much Nitrogen to Apply to Wheat

    Wheat has already reached green-up across Ohio, so spring N may be applied anytime fields are fit. Keep in mind that research has shown no yield benefit to early N applications as long as the application was made by Feekes GS 6 (one visible node).
  • How to Create a Winning Strategy with Precision Agriculture

    When the planters come out, like baseball, anticipation builds in those first few weeks. The pace of a game or planting season is determined in the first few minutes as you start to assess the strategy implemented by the other team.
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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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Watch the latest video with host Charlie Berens featuring one of the 50 states and their contributions to the nation's agricultural landscape.

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Ecological Farming Proves Beneficial for Farmers in Africa

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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Join top strip-tillers, agronomists and researchers for 2 days of unrivaled learning and networking! 

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The National Strip-Tillage Conference returns August 3-4, 2023! Build and refine your strip-till system with dozens of new ideas and connections at the 10th anniversary National Strip-Tillage Conference in Bloomington, Ill., Aug. 3-4, 2023. Experience an energizing 2-day agenda featuring inspiring general session speakers, expert-led Strip-Till Classrooms and collaborative Strip-Till Roundtables. Plus, Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.


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    Bigger Acreages Encourage More No-Till

    When it comes to adopting sustainable farming practices, it appears that larger acreage growers are leading the way. In a 2022 McKinsey & Company survey of 1,300 U.S. row-crop farmers, growers planting more than 5,000 acres had greater adoption of sustainable farming practices.
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    10 Stories to Celebrate No-Tillers on National Ag Day

    In honor of National Ag Day, No-Till Farmer's editors collected these 10 articles that illustrate no-tillers' role in not only feeding our country, but also feeding our world.
  • Climate Smart Agriculture Requires Flexibility & Ability to Adapt

    One size does not fit all when it comes to trying to make changes that help agriculture adapt to our changing climate.
  • NRCS Ready to Move Climate-Smart Cost Share Dollars

    In case you missed it last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making available cost-share funds to help farmers and ranchers implement climate-smart agriculture practices in their operations through the implementation of the over $19 billion that was appropriated to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as part of the Inflation Reduction Act.

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[Podcast] Ahead of the Curve: High-Pressure Water Jet Planters with Susterre’s Michael Cully

For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, contributing editor Dan Crummett talks with Cully about Susterre’s system and what it means for the future of no-till.

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Yetter Farm Equipment has been providing farmers with residue management, fertilizer placement, and seedbed preparation solutions since 1930. Today, Yetter equipment is your answer for success in the face of ever-changing production agriculture challenges. Yetter offers a full lineup of planter attachments designed to perform in varying planting conditions, multiple options for precision fertilizer placement, strip-till units, and stalk rollers for your combine. Yetter products maximize your inputs, save you time, and deliver return on your investment. Visit them at

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How to Check if Your Planter Bar is Level

It’s important to make sure you set your planter bar height so your parallel arms run level with the ground.

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From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming [2nd Edition]

Enjoy the 2nd Edition of the must have book for anybody involved in agriculture. This stunning and unique collection of no-till stories, photographs, facts, and figures chronicles the history of no-till farming from the early years through today. This extraordinary hardbound book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world of no-till as seen through the eyes of those who observed the many changes in no-till since the first commercial U.S. plot in 1962.
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No-Till Corn: Pushing the Boundaries of Yield Potential

This 16-page special report offers tips and guidance from growers at or near the height of their talents. Learn what challenges they face, from managing equipment to self-control, and find advice and valuable information to help you reach the same level of success that they have.
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No-Till & Cover Crops Handbook

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.

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Understanding Soil Fertility for Higher Yields

This special report was put together to help farmers understand soil fertility and the connection with crop yields. From Neal Kinsey’s explanation of how to nurture soils so they become a thriving, productive system to the importance of sulfur to identifying nutrient imbalances on real-life soil tests, the topics covered illuminate today’s generally accepted understanding of soil fertility.                                                                              
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