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2005: Charting A New No-Till Course

Jan. 12-15, Cincinnati • 635 attendees

Co-sponsors, along with No-Till Farmer...

Bayer Crop Science | Dow AgroSciences | IntelliCoat | Na-Churs Alpine Solutions | Oregon Ryegrass Commission | Syngenta Crop Protection


“Only three things can bring soils back to their natural organic matter level: permanent forestland, permanent pasture or continuous no-tilling...” — Carlos Crovetto, Conception, Chile


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CHALLENGE THE EXPERTS. Conference speakers often tackle even more specific questions from attendees after scheduled presentations.

NNTC Insights...

More Continuous No-Till Needed

Dan Towery called on growers to shoot for higher profitability by transitioning to continuous no-till. The former staffer at the Conservation Tillage Information Center estimated only 10-15% of U.S. cropland has been continuously no-tilled for over 5 years.

Towery says any yield drag with continuous no-till is due to poor management decisions during the transition.

Strip-Tilling Still Another Option

Jim Kinsella, a widely known no-tiller, advocated the use of strip-tilling to take full advantage of the warm, dry seedbed of conventional tilling while also reaping the environmental benefits of no-tilling.

The Lexington, Ill., grower suggests fall strip-tilling ahead of corn provides low-cost insurance against the slow growth in a cold and wet spring.


 

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Frank Lessiter

Frank Lessiter has served as editor of No-Till Farmer since the publication was launched in November of 1972. Raised on a six-generation Michigan Centennial Farm, he has spent his entire career in agricultural journalism. Lessiter is a dairy science graduate from Michigan State University.

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