Articles Tagged with ''improving soil health''

Confound Pests with Compound Rotations

Longtime no-till educator and practitioner Dwayne Beck urges growers to adopt a diverse mix of rotational crops to fight pests, reduce inputs and boost profits.
Jousting with Mother Nature usually isn’t successful over the long-haul, but with nimble footwork and hit-and-run rotation tactics, astute no-tillers can keep the old dame off balance long enough to boost their productivity and reduce their inputs.
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Michaela Paukner

3 Ways Cover Crops Improve Soil Health

From the depths of a soil pit, it’s clear how cover crops and no-tillage benefit overall soil health. Michael Patin, a district conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Jamie Patton, senior outreach specialist of nutrient and pest management at the University of Wisconsin, share how cover crops can improve your soil health. 

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No-Tilling...Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Frank Lessiter

[Video] No-Tilling...Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Frank Lessiter

In a presentation to the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil and Healthy Water, Frank Lessiter shares stories about the past, present and future of no-till farming, including some of the crazy contraptions that got no-till started, obstacles that threatened the viability of the movement, global successes and challenges and more.
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