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No-Till Innovator Rick Clark Teaches Lawmakers about No-Till’s Benefits

2021 No-Till Innovator and National No-Tillage Conference Speaker Rick Clark taught U.S. lawmakers about the benefits of no-till and regenerative agriculture during a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture meeting Sept. 14. Clark quit using traditional farming techniques, including most synthetic inputs, on his 7,000 acres near Williamsport, Ind. “When we were absolutely maximizing our efficiency on the farm, we were at 100% no-till, 100% cover crop and a 60% reduction of inputs… We had yields that were increasing year-over-year, and our stability within the system had gone from a yield variance of 30 bushels in corn to less than 5.”


Would You Run This 4-Row Autonomous No-Till Planter on Your Farm?

In an effort to fight compaction, Iowa-based startup Salin 247 created a prototype 4-row autonomous no-till planter that runs on its own for up to 12 hours. CEO and Co-Founder Dave Krog talks about the results of this summer’s no-tilled soybean trials in this video from Farm Innovations. Interested? Krog wants to talk with farmers who want to try out the autonomous unit for planting, spraying and sidedressing next year. Catch him in person at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Mo. He was just signed as a speaker! Click here for conference details


Speaking of No-Till Planters, ReEnvision Ag Receives $10K from American Farm Bureau Federation

ReEnvision Ag, an Iowa startup that’s developing a dibble-style planting system for no-till and cover crops, received $10,000 from the American Farm Bureau Federation and is moving on in the organization’s 2023 Ag Innovation Challenge. Watch ReEnvision Ag’s dibble planter at work in this video from ReEnvision Ag.


No-Tiller Optimistic Technology Will Preserve Irrigated Acres in Texas High Plains

Technology is helping Hockley County, Texas, no-tiller Sam Stanley do more with less water. Stanley has been no-tilling for 15 years, relying on reduced tillage, cover crops, biologicals and subsurface drip irrigation to water his crops. “I expect to see new techniques, new varieties, new systems. I don’t know what’s coming, but I believe we will always have irrigated land, to some degree, in this region,” he tells Southwest FarmPress.

Levelland, Texas, producer Sam Stanley relies on drip irrigation to save water. Concerns about the system's longevity have not been realized.

 


CSP Leads to Yield Advantages for Iowa No-Tiller Robb Ewoldt

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) “works out really well” in Davenport, Iowa, no-tiller Robb Ewoldt’s operation. “Soil health [has] improved to a point where we see a yield advantage in our farming practices… We watch those yields go up year after year..” Ewoldt talked about CSP’s benefits, his soil health, his political views and more in this NPR article about farmers’ opinions on climate change and the rural vote.

Soybeans pour from a combine during harvest in a field in Rippey, Iowa, in 2019.

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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.