Water Management


Farming the Drought with No-Till Flexibility

Veteran Kansas no-tiller farms around dry High Plains weather, seeking to eliminate summer fallow when possible and using conserved soil moisture to grow something on every acre throughout the season.
Farming 25 miles southeast of Dodge City in southwestern Kansas with limited irrigation, long-time no-tiller Lance Feikert says it’s difficult to set a rotation schedule and stick with it because of rainfall variability.
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Continuous Cropping Retains Moisture While Improving Profitability

Colorado farming operation utilizes multiple types of cash crops and high planting populations to minimize evaporation.

Roy Pfaltzgraff III, Haxton, Colo., successfully farms where it’s “bone dry.” But with a combination of persistence and a willingness to try new things, the family operation is thriving despite the lack of moisture. 

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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Collaborating with No-Till Pros Takes Farm from Bleak to Booming

Matt and Janna Splitter connected with long-time no-tillers Margaret and Lee Scheufler for guidance. What they got was so much more.
It started with one simple question asked to no-tiller Lee Scheufler at a winter meeting: “Why do you plant soybeans with an airseeder on 7½-inch rows?” A farmer icebreaker if there ever was one. 
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No-Till Passport Series

Report: World’s Farm Resources at ‘Breaking Point’

No-till and other sustainable agriculture practices provide a solution to the climate crisis and growing demand for food.

No-till and other sustainable agriculture practices can help bring the world's farm resources back from a "breaking point," while continuing to provide food for generations to come. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.

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