Articles Tagged with ''Winter wheat''

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Cashing In On No-Till

Custom seeding and direct payments are helping growers give new systems a try.
When it comes to serving a specific cropping niche, few folks work with one that’s any narrower than Dale Kopf. The Genesee, Idaho, custom seeder is offering strictly no-till seeding in the Pacific Northwest, where the system is also known as direct-seeding.
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Who Says You Can’t ‘Grow’ New Topsoil?

America’s oldest farming operation is profiting from improved soil quality and no-till cropping on mined land
The Shirley Plantation traces its roots back to 1613 as the oldest continuous farming operation in North America. Charles Carter, the 11th generation of the family, says it has turned into an extremely diversified, highly innovative no-till operation.
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No-Till Tradition, Passion For Change Fuel Miller Farms

Wisconsin no-tillers make use of cover crops, gypsum, winter wheat and precision ag to enhance soil biology and bump up no-till yields.
Five years ago, Nick and Luke Miller returned to Miller Farms near Oconomowoc, Wis., bringing with them a passion for change that works well with the no-till tradition their father, Bob, began 16 years ago.
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Balancing Soil Helps No-Till

Oconomowoc, Wis., no-tiller Robert Miller uses a biological farming system to balance the soil. Miller and his sons Luke and Nick no-till 3,600 acres of corn, soybeans and winter wheat. They use cover crops to build soil organic matter and gypsum to balance calcium and magnesium levels.
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A Great Birthday Present

My son, Mike, and I recently spent 6 days looking at no-till in the Palouse, a 3,000-square-mile area located in the southeastern corner of Washington, north central Idaho and northeast Oregon. While I've visited this area several times where no-tillers grow crops on slopes as steep as 60%, I’d never been there during harvest of wheat, barley, peas, lentils and garbanzo beans.
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