Water Management

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Embracing No-Till Innovations for Higher Yields and Less Nutrient Runoff

Never satisfied with the status quo, many no-tillers seem to always be looking for new solutions that will make them more efficient, improve profits and reduce the environmental impacts of their practices on the land. If there were a no-till motto, it might be “There’s got to be a better way.”
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Can Carbon Sequestration Really Help Fight Climate Change?

Markets are emerging to pay farmers to store more carbon in the soil by using improved agricultural practices. But flows of greenhouse gases into and out of soil are complex, and some scientists are questioning whether these efforts will actually help slow global warming, according to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
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Improving Soil Structure, Water Infiltration with No-Till and Cover Crops

Nathan Brown has benefitted from decreased soil erosion, less weed pressure and cost savings by incorporating regenerative practices on his 1,050 acre operation.
ONE DAY IN December 2010, Nathan Brown was driving by his neighbor’s farm in southeastern Ohio. Brown saw that his neighbor was out drilling a crop in the field — an unusual sight for that time of year.
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The ‘How and Why’ of No-Tilling Green

No-tiller Josh Payne shares his tips and tweaks for planting green into cash crops to get more mileage from his cover crop investment.
PLANTING GREEN — defined as planting into a living cover crop that is terminated either immediately before or sometime after planting — is becoming increasingly popular as a tool for letting cover crops benefit soils as long as possible.
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