No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's world from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web:


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Here Comes the Bride (In the Key of No-Till): Spray Drift Experiment

Dan Perkins and Richard Brain have been helping our NTF staff with graphical representations of farm productivity and erosion relative to the growth in U.S. no-till acreage. In examining the researchers’ recent work, we came across this 11-minute video (a visual experiment to complement their peer-reviewed publications) that demonstrates drift performance of today's spraying technologies — with a white wedding dress and red dye. Understanding the current realities of physical spray drift amidst worst-case scenario regulations, they say, is essential to avoid a retreat back into tillage for weed control.

 


If Predator Was A No-Tiller …

This May 16 drone photo tweet by North Dakota strip and no-tiller Josh Messer shows a thermal image of no-tilled corn. As you can see from the footage, the soil underneath is still colder than the freshly planted rows.

 


UW Agronomist Shows Work on Interseeding

Daniel H. Smith, an agronomist with the University of Wisconsin, posted this time-lapse video of adjustments to a planter. Specifically, Smith was rigging a no-till planter for interseeding with cover crops.

 


Sadhguru Calls for Minimum Organic Soil Matter

At the recently concluded United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Sadhguru, a prominent spiritual personality and soil health advocate, called for a minimum soil organic matter rate of 3%.

 


Twitter Captures Farmer Sowing (Near) The Whirlwind

Photos of a wedge tornado captured near Morton, Texas, have been all over social media. However, one of the photos, posted with emphasis on Twitter by Brad Heffington, shows a farmer in the foreground working with equipment while a funnel cloud rages in the background. He’s a professional, folks. Don’t try this at home.


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