Agriculture is bearing the brunt as one of the sectors most affected by extreme weather, while a third of global greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the global food system. In the face of this enormous challenge, advocates and practitioners of regenerative agriculture are arguing that now is time for farming to transition to a much more sustainable model at scale. The No-Till Passport Series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
I wonder is there a time where we will pass the point of no return because of some people’s greed, lack of knowledge or resistance to change. Will there be the resources to provide for the generations to come?
No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at no-tilling across North America and the world. Here is our favorite content from the past week. No-Till Farmer's Best of the Web is brought to you by Sound Agriculture.
See the impact that cover crops and a no-till cropping system had on watersheds after high winds and heavy rains rolled through the Great Plains. The difference in the amounts of run-off water is astounding.
The study looked a pumpkin plots in Kansas, where the Halloween staple is frequently grown in rotation following soybeans, and are a staple of agritourism, according to the study published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal.
A synthesis of 89 studies across six continents has helped clarify which agricultural practices hold water when it comes to helping soils soak up precipitation — a factor critical to mitigating floods, outlasting drought, and stabilizing crop yields, according to the University of Nebraska.
Earlier this summer, many growers, suppliers and educators figured the lessons learned the hard way in 2017 and 2018 would dramatically reduce this year’s concerns about dicamba use on soybeans. Unfortunately, that hasn't proved to be the case.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Montag, we’re on the road at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Jeff Hadacheck from Wisconsin-Madison discusses the long term economic benefits of integrating winter wheat in your corn-soybean rotation. Plus, we visit with Brandon Somers at the Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) insights meeting. Somers talks about his ideal no-till planter.
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