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“If you want more plant-available nutrition, you want more microbe action. And to stimulate the microbes, to get them going, you need more carbon…” – Kelly Garrett, No-Tiller, Arion, Iowa

No-till is a way of life for fifth-generation grower Kelly Garrett, who raises 6,200 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and cover crops in western Iowa. But a recent partnership with Locus Agricultural Solutions and Nori has added a new crop to his rotation: carbon.

Garrett is among the first U.S. farmers to actually receive payment for the carbon credits he’s accumulated on his farm as a result of no-tilling, growing cover crops and using a special type of plant nutrient that actually contains carbon.

For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, Garrett discusses how his management practices align with the carbon credits marketplace, why he started entering National Corn Growers Association yield contests, the benefits of using a soybean byproduct fertilizer and much more.







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