The Beck Perspective

Q: How has no-tillage boosted the farm economy of South Dakota?

A: There’s lots of data floating around on adoption of no-till. We feel true growth reflects producers who use diverse rotations and low-disturbance techniques. These methods are especially prevalent in the area between the James and Missouri Rivers, but also popular West of the Missouri.

Q: What do you particularly like about the Baruths’ no-till system?

A: I applaud their use of double-cropped forages following no-tilled winter wheat. It is a technique we used at the James Valley Research Center in an environment that is…

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