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Steve Groff No-Till Hemp Cover Crop Tips

5 Tips for Successful Use of Cover Crops and No-Till in Hemp

Holtwood, Penn., no-tiller Steve Groff shares how to successfully get both CBD and fiber-type hemp out of the ground while using cover crops and no-till.

Choosing vigorous genetics and the correct cover crops, adjusting planting equipment and ironing out weed control options are all challenges with successfully using cover crops and no-till with hemp. Holtwood, Penn., no-tiller Steve Groff shares his top 5 tips about how to successfully get both CBD and fiber-type hemp out of the ground while using cover crops and no-till.


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No-Till Provides Potential for 300% Yield Increases for Kenyan Farmers

Two Kenyan farmers share how adopting no-till improved their yields, soil health and communities.

Before switching to no-till, Kenyan farmer Pauline Mughambi had trouble feeding her two children from the yields on her 1 acre of land. She and another Kenyan farmer share how adopting no-till improved their yields, soil health and communities. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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No-till has proven to be beneficial for farmers in Western Asia. Two farmers aNo-till in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey reduces erosion, increases yields, improves soil health and preserves moisture.
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No-Till Improves Soil Health in Western Asia

Farmers in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey find no-till reduces erosion, improves yields and preserves moisture.

No-till has proven to be beneficial for farmers in Western Asia. Two farmers and a researcher share how no-till in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey reduces erosion, increases yields, improves soil health and preserves moisture. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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Remembering the Early Days of No-Till Planters

An Allis-Chalmers service department veteran recalls some of the difficulties with getting the first commercially-available no-till planters to market.
An Allis-Chalmers service department veteran recalls some of the difficulties with getting the first commercially-available no-till planters to market.
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Reminiscing on No-Till’s Revolution

Four no-till pioneers share how they’ve seen the practice change over the last few decades and what factors will play a role in its future.

It’s been 50 years since No-Till Farmer launched, and a lot has influenced the practice in those five decades. From equipment and chemical innovations to government influence to cover crops and the soil health movement, many factors have impacted no-till — both good and bad.


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