In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovations” podcast, brought to you by Ingersoll & Agrisolutions, Frank Lessiter sits down at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference with Allen Brooks, a pioneering no-till vegetable farmer from Wisconsin.
Allen talks about how he and his father got started no-tilling in the 1970s and some of the ways that no-tilling vegetables is different from no-tilling commodity crops, including why he plants sweet corn for six weeks straight, owns five sprayers and has to deal with mud control.
Plus, Frank answers a listener email about the early days of no-till and shares a little-known no-till fact.
P.S. There’s lots more great no-till stories and history in Frank Lessiter’s new book, From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming. Check it out here.
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Intro Music: Glenn Campagna - Folk Love
Interlude Music: Willow - Walk Into Forever