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Train a Farmer, Feed a Nation

Retired professor, soil health scientist Warren Dick and his organization are building an agricultural university and training center to help fight food insecurity in Ethiopia.

Retired professor, soil health scientist Warren Dick and his organization are building an agricultural university and training center to help fight food insecurity in Ethiopia. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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Danish Farmer Adopts No-Till Practice as Solution to Multiple Challenges

Knud Bay-Smidt says local solutions, innovation are keys to agricultural sustainability.

The total number of no-till acres grew a whopping 1,440% in Denmark from 2016 to 2019. Knud Bay-Smidt is among those adopting the practice on his farm. With 35 years of experience under his belt, he’s prepared for just about any challenge that comes his way. Now he’s calling on local leadership to help guide the way for others. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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Groundbreaking Wheat Research Continues at CIMMYT

Mexican no-tiller Guillermo Breton details how organization impacts farmers everywhere.

Guillermo Breton's family had a front row seat to Dr. Norman Borlaug's groundbreaking research on wheat in the 1950's. The fifth-generation no-tiller describes how their work continues today in central Mexico, and is helping farmers better prepare for challenges ahead. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries. 


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Google, nurture.farm Announce Soil Quality Research Collaboration in India

The research will work towards identifying scalable and affordable methods for soil quality measurement across farmland in India

Nurture.farm and Google have entered into a research collaboration to establish a scalable and low-cost method to measure soil health, covering soil organic carbon and other key nutrients in soil. The relationship will focus on the use of hyperspectral image analysis combined with other remote sensing and data collection methods, to accurately measure SOC and other nutrients in soil across a range of soil types and characteristics that comprise the landscape of agricultural practices in India. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries


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Kornelis Kees Huizinga Moves Forward With Planting Season in Ukraine

Ukrainian farmer details challenges, risks of farming in war zone

Life on Kornelis Kees Huizinga's farm has changed drastically since the Russian invasion of his country began in late February. The Ukrainian farmer is moving forward with planting season in a war zone. He shares how his resilience is being put to the ultimate test. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries


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South African No-Tiller Enjoying Above Average Yields on Below Average Soils

Bergville farmer overcame climate, soil challenges by switching to no-till 20 years ago

South African no-tiller Egon Zunckel is always grappling with erratic weather patterns on his farm in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal. On average, Zunckel gets roughly 36 inches of rain per year, but it’s not uncommon to go 4 months without a single drop during the winter. That’s one of several reasons why he went 100% no-till 20 years ago. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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Why No-Till Is the Future of Agriculture

Professor at Thai university makes the case for conservation agriculture as the solution to producing more food with less arable land.

While the situation of the world’s soils is dire, there is a solution to bring degraded agricultural land back from the brink: No-till and conservation agriculture. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries


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Health of the World Depends on Farmers’ Investment in Soil

Uruguayan no-tiller says no-till improves soil health to meet the challenge of growing more food with less land.

Uruguayan no-tiller Gabriel Carballal knows a crop’s success or failure starts with the soil. That’s why the award-winning no-till advocate and farmer believes no-till is the best farming method for the world. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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British Farmer Switches to No-Till to Save Money on Rising Input Costs

A conservation agriculture program led to a 25% reduction in nitrogen applications and a 33% reduction in fuel and labor costs for farmer Paul Temple.

Faced with growing input costs and declining subsidies, British farmer Paul Temple switched to no-tillage to make his operation more profitable. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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Farmer's No-Till 'Garden of Eden' Thrives in Philippines

Using no-till and no commercial fertilizers, the American expat and his family grow dozens of crops on the more than 30-acre farm.

John Phillips, formerly of Bloomsburg, Penn., lives on a more than 30-acre farm in Batangas, Philippines, with his wife and 10-year-old daughter. They grow dozens of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and flowers using no-till and natural farming methods. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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