Nutrient Management

[Podcast] Digging Deeper into Cover Crop Benefits

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, author and University of Maryland researcher Ray Weil discusses his findings regarding the principles of soil productivity.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, author and University of Maryland researcher Ray Weil discusses his findings regarding the principles of soil productivity.
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Economics: Jorgensen Land & Cattle Case Study, Part 2 of 5

This is the second in a five-part series from the South Dakota NRCS on the financial side of soil health and the particulars that apply to the Jorgensen Land & Cattle operation in Ideal, S.D. Here, Nick Jorgensen provides a simple calculation related to equipment costs based on what Jorgensen land and cattle may have done 30 years ago in a wheat-fallow system compared to today.
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‘Soil Livestock’ Open the Tap to Increasing No-Till Production

Healthier microbial communities are key for no-tillers to utilize large pools of untapped nutrients underground and increase production without hiking input costs.
NUTRIENT-BASED yield theories have served agriculture for more than 150 years, but the problem, some soil scientists say, is those models were created without any concept of soil biology.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Once a Naysayer, Agronomist is Now a No-Till Champion

Years of no-till experience enables Bud Smith to help no-tillers find the weakest link in their field, such as seed placement and nitrogen timing.
I'm not sure anyone has changed their stance on no-till more than me. As the agronomy manager of Caledonia Farmers Elevator in Michigan, the farmers I advised always looked to me for the solutions to their problems. When the early innovator farmers I worked with started attempting no-till, I watched a lot of failures and I didn’t have any good answers at the time.
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