Soil Health

Let No-Till Soils Tell You What To Do

The chemical, physical and biological components that make up your soil can work for or against you.
When it comes to knowing what’s in your no-tilled ground, soil chemistry has traditionally received the most attention. That’s because it’s considered easiest to change by doing a soil test and applying fertilizer and lime, maintains Mark Flock.
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Dealing With Compacted Soils

Look for this and other discussions among readers at our No-Till Farmer Web site: www.no-tillfarmer.com
A no-tiller's soil has been getting harder every year and he wants to know what he can do to loosen it and develop a more normal root system. So, he asks fellow no-tillers on the No-Till Farmer sponsored Web site Bulletin Board. This and other questions have produced a flood of discussions lately.
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No-Till On The Rocks

When challenges come knocking, this no-tiller uses his keen sense and strategies to make sure they’re only temporary.
“There's nobody else that can do our job as no-tillers,” says Dick Lloyd. “We have to come up with our own solutions.”
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No-Till’s Still Number One!

Even though farmers have been no-tilling for 30 years, scientists are finding new reasons why no-till is the best way to boost your yields, improve the environment and protect precious soils.
Even though we’ve been hearing sporadic reports that a few farmers are parking their no-till equipment and going back to the disc, chisel plow and field cultivator, rest assured that you’re making the right decision.
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A Ridge Tilling No-Tiller

Admitting that no-till has major benefits, this ridge till veteran just isn't ready to make the switch.
Bill Secor has once again decided not to become a no-tiller. While he feels the flat, deep soils in his area of north central Iowa might lend themselves to no-till, he’s a ridge tiller and, though he’s considered switching to no-till, he’s decided against it for the time being.
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Take A Closer Look At Ammonium Sulfate!

While little attention has been paid to this nitrogen source, there are many benefits to using it with a no-till program.
Like it or not, succeeding in the new millennium is going to require you to make some changes in your no-till program, both in your thought process and in your crop management system.
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