“After over 50 years, those plots are still there and they are still yielding well, and I don't think we're going to have to till them anytime soon to keep the yield up.…” — Glover Triplett
As an Ohio State University weed scientist, Glover Triplett did some groundbreaking research on no-till in the early 1960s.
He also started the longest on-going no-till research plots in the world at Ohio State’s Wooster facility. These extensive plots have produced valuable no-till data for more than 55 years and more than75 scientific papers having been published by educators based on that data.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer “Influencers & Innovators” podcast, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Triplett about some of his early experiences.
Join us as Triplett talks about sod-seeding grazing crops into alfalfa and grasses, early chemistries that made no-till possible, how soil type makes a big difference in yield outcomes, why his wife thought his experiments would get him fired and more.
P.S. There’s lots more great no-till stories and history in Frank Lessiter’s new book, From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming. Check it out here.
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