Nutrient Management

[Podcast] Using Regenerative Agriculture to Revive Your No-Till System

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast series, brought to you by Yetter Mfg. Co., we welcome Gabe Brown, a veteran no-tiller and the owner of Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, N.D. Gabe shares his no-till journey, where he developed a management system that positively impacted soil biology and allowed nature to help his farm thrive.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast series, brought to you by Yetter Mfg. Co., we welcome Gabe Brown, a veteran no-tiller and the owner of Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, N.D. Gabe shares his no-till journey, where he developed a management system that positively impacted soil biology and allowed nature to help his farm thrive.
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Biofertilizers Helping No-Tillers Save Money, Fix Soils and Boost Yields

With a little time investment and a cheap source, soils and crops can benefit from biosolids, compost, biochar, sea plant extracts and other natural products.
While no-tillers typically enjoy a reduction in fuel, machinery costs and labor when compared to their conventional-tillage neighbors, fertilizing their soils and crops isn’t getting any cheaper.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Cattle, Cover Crops, No-Till and Improved Soil Health Provide Returns

Fifth generation of Doans keeping North Dakota’s Black Leg Ranch abundant with diverse business plan of cattle, crops and agritourism.
Some of the soils I helped farm as a child in southwestern North Dakota are probably somewhere in South Dakota now. I grew up in the era of wheat and summer fallow. A lot of the ground around here is very sandy and marginal. Did it ever blow when we were tilling. I remember as a kid getting sent with a disc or a drag to try and make it stop blowing. It seemed so futile, and it was.
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Fertilizer Expenses Creep Upward

After slashing their fertilizer bill nearly 27% in 2016, no-tillers battled to keep their spending on applied nutrients to a 4% increase last year.
After having made considerable cuts to their fertilizer spending in 2016, No-Till Farmer readers fought hard to hold on to those dollars in a bid to stay profitable in 2017. They did well, for the most part.
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No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

No-Tillers Walk a Fine Line on Earnings

Boosted by record corn yields, no-tillers eked out slightly better profits in 2017 despite higher expenditures for land rent, crop protection, equipment.
Being “better than average” on a consistent basis usually leads to success. In the 2017 world of farm economics, it took something extra special for no-tillers to finish in the black.
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Carbonomics: Opening a Carbon Currency Exchange Within a No-Till Soil Ecosystem

Crop diversity and biological activity in a cover-cropped farming system ensures healthy interactions between plants, roots and soil organisms, says Keith Berns.
Likening a healthy, robust industrial economy to the types of biological activities taking place underground in a no-till, cover-cropped farming system isn’t a stretch of the imagination, says Keith Berns.
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