The frequency of no-till in published citations began rising in the early 1970s (likely coinciding with the seminal Harry Young & Shirley Phillips book, No-Tillage Farming and peaking in 1982 before rising again for a brief period again in the early 1990s. No-Till Farmer debuted in November 1972. (Source: Google’s Ngram Viewer.)

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