Soil Health

Experiments with ‘Extreme Biomass’ Provide Soil and Water Protections

Pennsylvania no-tiller Jim Hershey shares his thoughts on maximizing cover crop benefits by interseeding and delaying termination.
Lancaster County, located about 90 minutes west of Philadelphia, is the largest livestock-producing county in Pennsylvania. It’s also the county with the most impaired streams, making it a major contributor of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay.
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No-Till Creates Path to Success for Young Wisconsin Brothers

Tough lessons about farm management lead brothers Andy and Anthony Beck to no-till. Improved profits and healthier soils turned them into dedicated practitioners.
For many farmers, it can take years to make the transition from traditional tillage to no-till practices, often starting with a small field and adding acres each year.
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[Podcast] A Conversation with Soil Health Advocates Ray Archuleta, Gabe Brown, and Russell Hedrick

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we share a Q&A interview conducted at Understanding Ag and the Soil Health Academy, featuring certified professional soil scientist Ray Archuleta; farmer, rancher, author, and speaker Gabe Brown; and first-generation farmer and field consultant, Russell Hedrick.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we share a Q&A interview conducted at Understanding Ag and the Soil Health Academy, featuring certified professional soil scientist Ray Archuleta; farmer, rancher, author, and speaker Gabe Brown; and first-generation farmer and field consultant, Russell Hedrick.
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New South Dakota Grazing Website Officially Released

SDSHC has officially released a new online portal and accompanying educational resources, created to connect livestock producers and those with available cropland or forage to graze. Integrating livestock onto cropland and proper grassland management are both key steps in increasing overall soil health.
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What No-Till is All About

The resulting crop residue with no-till has a major impact on soil quality, productivity and the environment.
In the more than 45 years that I’ve been covering no-till, I’ve never seen anything that sums up the many merits of no-till as well as the chart shown here. It’s an excellent resource for showing rural and city folks alike what no-till is all about and the impact crop residue can have on improving yields, the environment and food security.
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