Articles Tagged with ''Australia''

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[Podcast] How Australian No-Tillers Farm Through Years of Drought

Greg Butler, the long-time research and development manager for the South Australian No-Till Farmers Association, and David McGavin, farmer and founder of the Precision Seeding Solutions dealership, talk about how Australian farmers manage to successfully no-till in dryland conditions.
In this episode of No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, Greg Butler, the long-time research and development manager for the South Australian No-Till Farmers Association, and David McGavin, farmer and founder of the Precision Seeding Solutions dealership, talk about how the more than 85% of farmers in their region of Australia manage to successfully no-till in dryland conditions.
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No-Till’s List of Legends

This roster of influencers has a tremendous legacy on no-till since its modest start in 1962.
As part of the 60th anniversary of no-till’s first commercial acres in 1962, No-Till Farmer updated its No-Till Legends list following the 30th anniversary of the National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville, Ky. This roster of “No-Till Legends” includes outstanding growers, educators and suppliers who have played a key role in the growth of no-till from 0 to 110 million acres in 6 decades.
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Zapping Weeds, Smashing Seeds

With growing concerns about herbicide resistance, Australia no-tillers are looking at new non-chemical ways to control serious weed problems. While the 2013 no-till acreage in Australia was 43.7 million acres, there’s some thought that the country’s no-till acres have declined in recent years due to herbicide resistance worries.
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Light Tillage Not the Answer

A few months back, Ohio State University agronomists produced a website article suggesting that no-tillers consider limited tillage. They felt numerous concerns with soil damage, weed control and disease pathogens and insects that survive on crop residue could be remedied with light tillage.
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Audio: Water Conservation Lessons From Australia

A visiting researcher and Fulbright scholar from Australia, Neil Saintilan, shares his experiences as a scientific advisor to water use policy makers in one of Australia's largest water basins, as that region strives to conserve water while maintaining agricultural productivity.
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Why Don’t More Folks No-Till?

In midsummer, retired Ohio State University ag engineer Randall Reeder met with a group of Western Australian no-till farmers that were looking at U.S. agriculture. While touring Dave Brandt’s no-till corn, soybean and cover-crop operation at Carroll, Ohio, and viewing neighboring fields that were still being tilled, there were questions on why more American growers don’t no-till.
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