No-Till Farming 101


No-Till Is For The Birds

This North Dakota no-tiller is among a growing number of readers renting out land to hunters.
Each year during pheasant and grouse hunting seasons, Ron Swindler’s farm at Mott, N.D., was becoming more and more like a shooting gallery. So the no-tiller decided to do something about it.
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Will Farm Bill Be Green

Regardless of the final form that the 2002 Farm Bill takes, its legislation could have a noticeably green environmental tone. If Congress shows more interest in developing environmental-based farm supports as “green payments,” it will be a definite plus for no-tilling.
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The Beck Perspective

Dwayne Beck, No-Till Innovator Award winner for research at the 2000 National No-Tillage Conference, and a frequent conference participant, is well known for the “production scale” research that he manages at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm located near Pierre, S.D. The 800-acre facility is owned by a nonprofit corporation established by area farmers and operated by South Dakota State University.
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No-Till Boosts Yields While Saving Time

Being innovators and pulling together a total cropping package has paid big dividends for these highly successful no-tillers.
THE Baruth brothers — Ron, Larry and Tom — continue to raise wheat, but pretty much look at cereal crops as an integral part of their 150-bushel corn and 40-bushel per acre soybean no-till cropping formula.
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No-Till Could Save $458 Million

With interest growing in having the government clean up the environment through carbon sequestration and other means, it's a good time to look at a successful 6-year continuous no-till program that's working well in Virginia.
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Rockin’ With No-Till

Where corn is no-tilled today, there were 23,110 Union and Confederate casualties on the bloodiest day of the Civil War.
When thousands of troops walked around the huge rocks and out of the corn fields on the morning of Sept. 17, 1862, in the bloody Battle of Antietam, little did they know that 19,510 soldiers would be wounded and 3,600 killed on this single, gruesome day.
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