No-Till 101

Managing Weeds in a No-Till System

A primary principle in no-till farming is that tillage dramatically disturbs the soil, decreasing water infiltration capacity and increasing the likelihood of erosion, and yet many farmers continue to use tillage to deal with weeds that would otherwise hamper crop production in their fields. A no-till system offers techniques for killing weeds which do not destroy the structure of the soil the way tillage does.
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How to Identify Common Stalk Borers and Thresholds

As corn is being planted throughout the Corn Belt, it is important to remember that there are insect pests capable of injuring young, vegetative corn, such as the common stalk borer, which is native to North America. Although common stalk borer outbreaks are sporadic, when present in high numbers they can cause significant yield loss, says South Dakota State University. 


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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Reflecting on 25 Years of No-Till Learning

In this episode of the &ldquo;<em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers &amp; Innovators&rdquo; podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, editor, Frank Lessiter, hosts a panel discussion with six individuals who have attended every National No-Tillage Conference since it began in 1993: Allen Berry, Allan Brooks, R.D. Wolheter, Bryan Van Holten, Scott Davidson, and Randall Reeder.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, editor, Frank Lessiter, hosts a panel discussion with six individuals who have attended every National No-Tillage Conference since it began in 1993: Allen Berry, Allan Brooks, R.D. Wolheter, Bryan Van Holten, Scott Davidson, and Randall Reeder.
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