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 “It's all in the management, whether it’s raining 6 inches or 60 inches. I have to watch every drop, so I have to watch my population on cover crops as well as cash crops. I also have to manage that heat factor that we get in the summertime and water use efficiency in plants. Water is essential for us. We try to catch every raindrop where it falls and utilize that to the maximum.”

— Jimmy Emmons, No-Tiller, Leedey, Okla.

As 2022 comes to a close, we’re revisiting some of the most-played episodes of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment

Listen in as we count down the top five most-played episodes of 2022, starting with “Boosting Your Bottom Line with Humates & Mineral Nutrition,” a conversation with independent soil health specialist Jim Hoorman, who talks about why micronutrients may be the best opportunity to boost your yields.

An interview with Soil Scientist and Educator Joel Gruver is the fourth most popular episode of 2022. Gruver talks about how no-tillers can encourage better crop root growth in this segment of the episode.

Coming in at no. 3 is “Barry Fisher, Soil Health, and the Future of Carbon,” in which Fisher discusses the role of farmers in preventing nitrate runoff and the education efforts that need to happen to keep nitrogen in the soil and out of waterways. 

No. 2 in our 2022 countdown is a fascinating look at “Adapting No-Till In the Palouse With Russ Zenner.” In this snippet of the full episode, Zenner talks about the specific equipment needed to no-till the region’s steep slopes.

 Finally, the no. 1 most played episode of 2022, “Finding No-Till Success in the Face of Adversity,” features two no-tillers explaining why no-till works in their wildly different climates. Jimmy Emmons no-tills cash crops and raises livestock in hot, dry western Oklahoma, while Loran Steinlage no-tills several different crops in a stew of soil types in eastern Iowa.

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