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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For growers motivated to improvement through change and technology, TOTAL ACRE is a 3-year program where hundreds of growers nationally learn from two of the highest-yielding farmers in the world, Randy Dowdy and David Hula. Each Total Acre grower benefits from four 2-day farm camps every year, a dynamic customized software system and a community support that extends well beyond the program.

See David and Randy at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis!


Chopping Corn Prior to Planting Produces Better Yields Than Straight No-Till

University of Wisconsin-Madison soybean specialist Shawn Conley says the first year of results from a Wisconsin trial indicate that chopping corn residue in the fall or spring prior to planting produces better yields than straight no-till. In this episode of the RealAgriculture Soybean School, Conley explains why and also why soybield yields will jump when nitrogen is applied in the spring.


Oklahoma No-Tiller Consistently Increases Yields

When he first started farming, Clint Wilcox of Fairview, Okla., had the chance to rent some “opportunity” areas from his dad. Wilcox used those opportunities to experiment with conservation in mind, and that shaped how he now farms his 3,000 acres. In this article, Wilcox talks about how he made the switch to no-till and other conservation agriculture practices that have improved his yields.

Transitioning to No-Till in Oklahoma

Photo by Macee Hammack, NRCS


Handheld Combine Takes Grain Sample from Standing Crops

Taking grain samples goes a lot quicker and easier with the Bushel Plus Mini Combine, a handheld, battery-powered device captures the heads and husks of standing grain. This article shared by Bushel Plus founder and CEO Marcel Kringe explains how it works, why it’s useful and how much it costs.


Boosting Wheat Production with Precision Technology

On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Wheat School, Precision Planting’s Shawn Livingston discusses how drills will evolve from controlled spill devices to controlled seeding machines, ultimately adding up to more grain in the bin.


Netflix Explores Regen Ag in Season 2 of Down to Earth with Zac Efron

If you’re looking for something family-friendly to watch over the holidays, we recommend adding “Down to Earth with Zac Efron” to your list on Netflix. The second episode of the show’s second season explores regenerative agriculture in Australia, a country that no-tills 67% of its cropland. The episode follows Tammi Jonas, who raises large black pigs and cattle, and the chefs who use meat from the operation.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

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For growers motivated to improvement through change and technology, TOTAL ACRE is a 3-year program where hundreds of growers nationally learn from two of the highest-yielding farmers in the world, Randy Dowdy and David Hula. Each Total Acre grower benefits from four 2-day farm camps every year, a dynamic customized software system and a community support that extends well beyond the program. 

See David and Randy at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis!