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14th Annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

No-Till Remains Strong, High Interest in Biologicals, Love-Hate with Covers?

14th annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study shows yields, acreage up as cost, nutrient uncertainties loom.

No-Till Farmer’s annual benchmark survey received 480 responses from growers in the U.S. and Canada. Results showed the ongoing strength of the no-till movement as the 60th anniversary of the commercial launch of the practice will be marked later this year.


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On-Farm Testing Unlocks No-Till Success

Longtime no-tiller and retired Wisconsin Extension agent Jim Leverich — the inaugural No-Till Farmer Operator Fellow — encourages farmers to gather and utilize data from their own experience and operations for useful and practicable insights.

As a former extension educator, Leverich is accustomed to keeping good records of practices and having others pick his brain about all the nuances of no-till, making him an excellent candidate for our inaugural Conservation Ag Fellow. He is an advocate for integrating data and precision ag into farming practices and believes on-farm testing is critical to achieving no-till success.


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Battling an Unhealthy 44% Increase in Fertilization Costs, No-Tillers are Seeking Ways to Trim Critical Nutrient Expenses Without Sacrificing Yields and Returns

Sky-high fertilizer prices are certainly having a serious economic impact on how no-tillers will be fertilizing this year’s corn and soybean crops. Major fertility changes are coming, according to data from our 14th annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study that analyzed extensive data from 480 U.S. no-tillers.


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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators Podcast

[Podcast] Soil Scientist and Educator Joel Gruver

For this episode of the No-Till Innovators and Influencers, brought to you by Terrasym, we're joined by Joel Gruver, an associate professor of soil science and sustainable agriculture at Western Illinois University’s Allison Farm, who talks about the prospects for biological farming supplements, the perils and opportunities that arise from combining no-till and organic methods, hands-on learning at WIU, and more.
Today’s episode of the No-Till Innovators and Influencers, brought to you by Terrasym, we're joined by Joel Gruver, an associate professor of soil science and sustainable agriculture at Western Illinois University’s Allison Farm, who'll talk about the prospects for biological farming supplements, the perils and opportunities that arise from combining no-till and organic methods, hands-on learning at WIU, and more.
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