In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Frank Martin who has been no-tilling for nearly 20 years and continually updates and modifies his practices.
“I decided I was going to start no-tilling in about 2001. I really didn't know what I was doing, I made lots of mistakes over the years. My initial goal was to try and eliminate soil erosion. That's still my primary goal but I hear of people who are doing amazing things. It gives me hope that maybe I could move toward what some of these other people have done.…” — Frank Martin
Join us as Frank Martin talks about his long history with planting green into living cereal rye, a practice he discovered by accident in 2004 when he couldn’t get a portion of his field sprayed prior to planting. He also discusses planting soybeans before corn, applying nitrogen through pivots, scouting fields on an electrical-assist bicycle, and 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 Farming. Check it out here.
No-Till Influencers & Innovators podcast series is brought to you by Montag Manufacturing.
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Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North
Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)