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My fields are actually getting easier to plant under long-term no-till. They look like garden soil with those three coulters when you go over it …” — Jerry Grigar, Retired State Agronomist, Michigan NRCS

Retired Michigan State Agronomist Jerry Grigar credits long-term no-till with higher yields, improved soil structure, higher organic matter, and better water-holding capacity.

In this second installment of a two-part series of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Frank Lessiter and Jerry Grigar continue their talk about many of the lessons learned from decades of using no-till practices on Jerry’s 140-acre farm, where he no-tills black beans, soybeans, oats, wheat and hay.

Listen in as they discuss Jerry’s on-farm research, how selecting the right corn hybrid can boost yields by 20-30 bushels, his recipe for controlling lambsquarter, his thoughts on getting landlords on board with no-till and more.

Listen to Part 1

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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