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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Water You Looking at, the Future of No-Till?

This Facebook video posted by The Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University shows a water jet being used to in place of no-til coulters and row cleaners. You may recall our 2019 article profiling Aqua-Till, which reported ultra-high-pressure no-tilling can produce similar soybean stand emergence when compared with conventional planters. As some canny observers noted on The Hutson School of Agriculture's video, a water jet planter could potentially replace coulters and row-cleaners all together, leading to a "forever planter." 


No-Till Farmer Gets Some Savage Love

We here at No-Till Farmer don't like to toot our own horn. That's why we're in agriculture journalism, not brass instrument manufacturing and testing. However, we couldn't help but notice that we showed up in Forbes this week in a piece authored by contributor Steven Savage. Aw, gosh. We're blushing.

Corn and soybeans grow on a farm on July 13, 2018 near Tipton, Iowa.

 


Cultivator use we can get Behind (or in Front of, with a Tractor)

Kewaunee, Wis. no-till dairymen Eddie and Aaron Augustian used a cultivator frame to build a 12-row interseeder for planting cover crops in between rows of cash crops, complete with a mounted air unit for planting and duoseed planting units. In this video, posted by the Midwest Communications, Eddie talks through the challenges of constructing the unit, and what led them to build the unit, and how they use it.

 


Reddick Farms Earns 2022 Leopold Award

Brad Reddick and Joel Reddick of Bardwell, Ky., first heard about conservation practices at the 2017 National No-Till Conference, from a presentation by soil scientist Ray Archuleta. The next year, they lit a fire for regenerative practices, and this year they were honored with the Leopold Conservation Award. In this video from the Sand County Foundation, which administers the Leopold Conservation Award, you'll see roller crimpers, integrated livestock (we know, we know), and other conservation practices built into a cohesive whole. Congratulations, Reddicks!

 


Digital Demo On Newest Products for Strip-Till, Fertilizer Application

Last week’s “digital demonstration” video from Strip-Till Farmer drew quite a crowd as farmers evaluated Orthman Manufacturing’s new 1tRIPr II strip-till system and Tru-aPLYr dry fertilizer system. It included tips for setting the strip-till toolbar for optimal performance, unique setting changes for fall vs. spring applications, and service and maintenance tips. Orthman is sharing information on both new products at the at next week’s National Strip-Tillage Conference in Iowa City. Use the ORTHMAN code when registering online at striptillconference.com for a special discount made possible through the webinar sponsorship.


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SOURCE by Sound Agriculture wakes up the soil microbiome so you can access more nitrogen and phosphorus from your field. This bioinspired chemistry fixes atmospheric nitrogen and unlocks phosphorus that is tied up in the soil. It’s like caffeine for microbes, working with the soil you’ve already got to make your season more productive. Learn more at www.sound.ag.