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“In Australia, their practice was to farm round and round and round the fields, starting on the outside and working their way toward the middle. Without any sort of row markers or anything, it wasn't unusual to have 20-25% overlap. So with switching to controlled traffic, they were eliminating the overlaps and getting a payback within a year or two…” — Randall Reeder

Listen in as Frank and Randall discuss compaction and controlled traffic, why controlled traffic was a game changer for Australian growers, surprising results he found when comparing no-till fields with sub-soiled fields, the advantages of using cover crops in a no-till system, the importance of networking with fellow farmers and much more.  

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 FarmingCheck it out here.







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