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  • No Till Highlights: Week of May 26, 2022

    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. “No-Till Farmer's Best of the Web" is brought to you by Mixmate by PRAXIDYN.
  • How to Check Your Seed Tube Guards

    Your seed tube guards play a critical role in creating a proper furrow and achieving proper seed placement. Check the condition of your seed tubes before you take to the field. The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.

  • Government, Non-Profit, Company Offer $2.6 Million for Covers

    Grants have been awarded to the non-profit groups American Farmland Trust, Ducks Unlimited, the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts, Minnesota Soil Health Coalition and Practical Farmers of Iowa.
  • Researchers Find Compaction-Yield Link

    The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program — with help by a researcher from the Cornell University Extension — issued an academic report this week on a link between compaction and yield.

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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.


2 Days of Free Online Learning to Energize Your Cover Crop Management Program

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The online National Cover Crop Summit returns March 15-16, 2022, with another can't-miss lineup of today's most successful cover cropper adopters, researchers and agronomists sharing their best seeding strategies, grazing and feeding tips, variety selection secrets and more. Requiring no travel expense or time away from the office or farm, you will be able to participate from the comfort of your own office through a series of free online presentation videos delivering practical tips and information on managing cover crops to improve soil health, protect the environment and enhance on-farm profitability.

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[Podcast] Revisiting Dwayne Beck on Crop Rotations Part 2

For this episode of the No-Till Innovators and Influencers, brought to you by The Andersons, we’re revisiting a presentation by no-till stalwart presenter Dwayne Beck. If you don’t know, Beck headed up the Dakota Lakes Research Station, retiring in February. He’s been a repeat presenter at the National No-Till Conference.

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Your seed tube guards play a critical role in creating a proper furrow and achieving proper seed placement. Check the condition of your seed tubes before you take to the field.

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Record-Breaking Soybean Harvest Projected for Brazil

Brazil is on track for a record-breaking soybean harvest in 2021-22, according to the National Supply Company in Brazil. The country is likely to remain the world leader in soybean production, followed by the U.S. and Argentina.

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Built to Last: No-Till's Trials & Triumphs... 60 Years Later

This 44-page Special Commemorative Edition is meant to honor the shoulders of those on which no-tillers stand on today, and to also remind the next generation that true, revolutionary breakthroughs in farming are still possible. More than 110 million acres proves it. Based on detailed research, historical discoveries and many conversations with farmers who proudly shared their personal no-till memories, this fascinating report dives into all aspects within the rich history of no-till farming.

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. 
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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.

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