Water Management

Celebrating 25 Years of No-Till Excellence

Here are a few year-by-year memories from this annual midwinter event that got its start in 1993.
If you were to jot down all the reduced tillage learning opportunities that have occurred over the past 25 years at the National No-Tillage Conference, the numbers would be astronomical.
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Continuous Cropping with 13-15 Inches of Precipitation?

Higher crop yields and improved land productivity is possible with no-tilled fields with continuous cropping vs. a fallowed winter-wheat system with tillage, says USDA-ARS researcher Randy Anderson.
Higher crop yields and improved land productivity is possible with no-tilled fields with continuous cropping vs. a fallowed winter-wheat system with tillage, says USDA-ARS researcher Randy Anderson.
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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

More Urgency Needed on Water Issues

With conservation milestones set for the Ogallala aquifer not even close to being reached, the federal government needs to readjust its priorities to preserve our country’s farming economies.
With conservation milestones set for the Ogallala aquifer not even close to being reached, the federal government needs to readjust its priorities to preserve our country’s farming economies.
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Switch to No-Till Saves Soil, Boosts Nutrient Efficiency

Ron Neises sees more even crop emergence and less time cleaning waterways after converting his south-central Kansas farm to no-till practices two decades ago.
While the weather in Kansas can be very fickle, Ron Neises has found switching to no-till practices 20 years ago has brought a calming influence, of sorts, to the 2,600 acres he farms in Belle Plaine, Kan.
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