Dexter, Mo., grower Johnny Hunter discusses his decision to switch from the conventionally tilled, furrow irrigated, 38-inch raised beds to a no-till system to with cover-crop mixes to improve soil health and profitability as he raises field corn, popcorn, cotton, non-GMO soybeans, rice and pumpkins. He also discusses outfitting his John Deere DB60 planter with DawnBiologic cover crop roller units to ‘plant green.’
Capturing sunlight and keeping living roots in the ground as long as possible is the goal of Beaver Dam, Ws., no-tiller Marty Weiss. The co-chair of the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water talks about strip-cropping and interseeding cover crops at a field day in the summer of 2020.
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