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Last year I had corn that was running 280-300 bushels per acre. It’s just amazing how corn can produce on no-till ground… — Ross Bishop, no-tiller, Jackson, Wis.

Jackson, Wisconsin, no-tiller Ross Bishop has many of the same obstacles to deal with as other farmers, like challenging soils, climbing land prices, and unpredictable weather.

But as a no-tiller located in a suburban area, he also juggles city drivers, increased scrutiny from neighbors and busloads of schoolkids learning about agriculture. And he does it all with a smile.

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Bishop about how he got turned on to no-tilling back in the 1990s and how that impacts his operation today.

Join us as they discuss using cover crops and planting green, no-tilling in 20-inch rows, why he’s experimenting with growing Kernza, the benefits of using sulfur and dry boron and much 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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