Residue Management

Jim Leverich

Jim Leverich Named Inaugural ‘Conservation Ag Operator’ Fellow by No-Till Farmer

As No-Till Farmer celebrates the start of its 50th year in 2022, its editors have announced a new initiative — the “Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship” — to broaden farmers’ understanding about how to realize economic and sustainability success through no-till and conservation ag.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Intercropping, Cover Crops Yield More Residue, Fewer Inputs & More Income

On the dry, wind-swept Colorado plains, more residue above and roots below are critical to John Heermann’s no-till system.

SOIL HEALTH DRIVES nearly every farm management decision I make these days. It’s why I use a stripper header, diversify my rotation, use cover crops and am ramping up intercropping. It even determines what gifts I send to my landlords on the holidays (books on soil health)


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What Research & Literature Most Contributed to No-Till’s Adoption?

This first-ever project recognizes the most significant works in no-till research & literature, and the efforts of those who contributed to the practice’s understanding in North America and beyond.

In September 2021, No-Till Farmer commissioned a project to determine the most significant research and publications that assisted in the understanding and adoption of no-till agriculture. Randall Reeder, retired ag engineer from Ohio State Univ., and Don Reicosky, retired USDA soil scientist, collaborated on a detailed process to complete this large and aggressive project in advance of three important no-till milestones in 2022.


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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] No-Till Lessons & Learnings from Lloyd Murdock

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter talks with Lloyd Murdock, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky about his early lessons from no-till, how soil changes over the decades after tillage stops, an experiment that took years to take off, and more.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter talks with Lloyd Murdock, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky about his early lessons from no-till, how soil changes over the decades after tillage stops, an experiment that took years to take off, and more.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Managing Resources Using No-Till with Dick Wittman

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter talks with Idaho no-tiller Dick Wittman about his transition to no-till, his resource management mindset and how Wittman is positioning the next generation of farmers in his family for success
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter talks with Idaho no-tiller Dick Wittman about his transition to no-till, his resource management mindset and how Wittman is positioning the next generation of farmers in his family for success
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