Soil Health

Keeping Soil in its Place

Oklahoma no-tillers Alan Mindemann and Jimmy Emmons, and NRCS state conservationist Gary O’Neill discuss how growers are saving the soil on their operations and enhancing the bottom line.
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No-Tillers May Want to Re-Examine Soil Test ‘K’, Application Habits

Study finds little or no correlation between soil-test potassium levels and higher yields, with crop residue and deeper soil reserves providing more than enough of the nutrient.
No-Tillers looking for a way to cut fertility costs might want to review what they’re spending on potash (KCI) and other potassium (K) fertilizers, because in many soil types and situations there’s a good chance you’re wasting your money, says Saeed Khan.
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No-Tilling, Diversification Leads to Better Crops on Erodible Soils

Brothers Nick and Mike Hunter blend no-till, terraces, buffers, ponds and pastures to protect their slopes and contours in south-central Iowa.
Faced with highly erodible soils on Iowa farmland with multiple contours and 3 to 9 degree slopes, brothers Nick and Mike Hunter made a necessary decision to switch to no-till early in their young farming careers.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Building Fertility Takes Long-term No-Till to the Next Level

Cover crops, the right equipment and no-till have improved the scant 6 inches of topsoil at Paul Kelly’s farms, and now he’s looking to the next boost.
I started farming on the brink of the 1980s farm crisis. I graduated from high school in 1983 and was raring to continue in the farming tradition established by my father and grandfather.
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