Articles Tagged with ''soil conservation''

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[Video] No-Tillage Farming

Harry Young Jr. helped pioneer no-till farming near Herndon, Ky., in the early 1960's. His son, John Young, continues the tradition of conserving topsoil with his son Alexander. Here, they share their thoughts on no-tillage farming and the contributions made by Shirley Phillips, University of Kentucky's Grain Specialist.
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Guide to Hosting a Pollinator Conservation Field Day Now Available

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) announced the release of a free, first-of-its-kind curriculum, “A Guide to Conducting a Pollinator Conservation Field Day,” available for download. This new curriculum is designed to provide interactive learning experiences for grades K-8, engaging them in habitat-focused, pollinator-themed activities for the classroom and outdoors.
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No-Tilling Tobacco Saves the Soil, Preserves Yields

Conservation groups and the tobacco industry take no-till demos to Kentucky farms to showcase better profitability, erosion control.
The 2004 Tobacco Buyout changed the face of the leaf industry in the U.S. forever, drastically reducing the number of small farms with widely spread “quota” plantings and giving rise to several concentrated areas of significantly larger-scale tobacco fields.
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Soil Health Reaches Beyond Just No-Till

This guest blog is based on comments originally left by No-Till Farmer reader John Meyer, a no-tiller with 400 acres just west of Stewartville, Minn. His comments were in response to Frank Lessiter’s May 2018 No-Till Farmer column titled, “Same Old Conservation Ideas, Just New Words to Describe Them.”
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Same Old Conservation Ideas, Just New Words to Describe Them

While there’s increasing emphasis on “sustainable agriculture” and “soil health,” these four buzzwords tend to ruffle the feathers of veteran no-tillers and others like myself who have followed the no-till movement for nearly a half century. It’s because we recognize that earlier generations of no-tillers were the original true innovators behind these “not-so-new” concepts that go back to the 1960s.
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From the Desk of Frank Lessiter

Same Old Conservation Ideas, Just New Words to Describe Them

While there’s increasing emphasis on “sustainable agriculture” and “soil health,” these four buzzwords tend to ruffle the feathers of veteran no-tillers and others like myself who have followed the no-till movement for nearly a half century. It’s because we recognize that earlier generations of no-tillers were the original true innovators behind these “not-so-new” concepts that go back to the 1960s.
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Iowa Grower Sees Cover Crop Benefits

The number of cover crop acres has increased dramatically over the past five years in Iowa — from less than 10,000 acres in 2009 to about 300,000 acres this fall.
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