“My message to other farmers as an extension agent was if you're going to try (no-till), then do it. Don't go halfway and then blame one thing or the other because it's not working. You will probably end up having problems from both systems if you just go halfway.” — Scott Day, Director of Agronomy at Fall Line Capital and no-tiller in Manitoba, Canada
No-Till Farmer goes north of the border in this week’s Influencers & Innovators podcast. Scott Day is always looking for new crops to grow and new methods to try on his approximately 1,600 acres in the Canadian province of Manitoba.
From canola to soybeans to sunflowers to lentils, this no-tiller innovator has been experimenting with what works for decades and sharing his lessons learned with farmers around the world.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Day about no-tilling in the harsh climate of Canada’s prairies and how diverse crop choices have become a legacy of no-till on his farm.
Day also shares his top piece of advice for growers considering making the switch to no-till and what’s on his radar as director of agronomy at Fall Line Capital, the farm and farm technology investment company.
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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