No-Till Farming 101

Using Nature’s Natural Tillage

The concept of tillage has taken on an entirely different form on this farm.
Snow falls, temperatures plummet and winds whip through the Loess hills of Valparaiso, Neb. It may seem hard to beleive for many no-tillers, but it’s Kurt Ohnoutka’s favorite time of the year.
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Landlords Learn To Appreciate No-Till Benefits

With a little persuasion, this Wisconsin no-tiller convinced his landlords no-till was the best system for their land. Seeing is believing...and they can't argue with his results.
What was once a clear separation between the rural countryside and town of Mukwonago, Wis., has quickly diminished as residential development continues at a phenomenal pace.
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Experience Is a Great Teacher

A true no-till pioneer, Frank Cockerill shares knowledge he's gathered through 23 years of trial and error.
No-tillers in Sarpy County, Neb., are still benefiting from the experience Frank Cockerill gained by no-tilling 60 acres of corn and 10 acres of soybeans in 1975.
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Get Set For Carbon Credits

For several years, there's been talk in western Canada about offering tax credits to no-till farmers who store additional carbon in the soil. A few years back, Canadian utility companies saw the concept as a way to offset huge penalties for atmospheric emissions from coal-powered electric plants.
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The No-Till Answer Man!

As part of this continuing series, an Indiana farmer tackles your most frequently asked no-tilling questions.
Here are my thoughts on recently asked questions by No-Till Farmer readers. Remember that your particular farming circumstances may result in entirely different answers to these particular concerns.
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