Fifth-generation farmer Monte Bottens gave a presentation at the 2024 National No-Tillage Conference on incorporating cattle to his 2,500-acre no-till operation, including his partnership with Nofence, a Norwegian company dedicated to virtual fencing for livestock.
Midwestern states do not typically deal with a lack of rainfall, but the trend for short-term drought is increasing. Drought creates yield and quality issues for crops. Here are management changes that could help during dry conditions.
A Colorado no-tiller’s 30-year assessment of his farm’s operating expenses when using tillage, no-till and no-till with additional soil health practices revealed a surprising result about what method of farming is most profitable.
With Tim Kruithoff's wife Christine, sons Justin and Colin and daughter Madelyn, Kruithoff has grown his operation to 2,800 acres, concentrating on no-till corn, soybeans and wheat with the goal of increasing conservation tillage.
Biologicals could be the next step for an operation that has seeding practices, fertility needs and pest management figured out, according to Connor Sible, research associate at the University of Illinois.
No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's realm from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web.The Best of the Web series is brought to you by Totally Tubular.
“No-tillers think we’re tillage people, and tillage people think we’re no-tillers. We do cultivate, and the only thing we use tillage for is weed control," says Allan Brooks, a Wisconsin grower who is a no-till vegetable pioneer.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Montag, we’re on the road at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Jeff Hadacheck from Wisconsin-Madison discusses the long term economic benefits of integrating winter wheat in your corn-soybean rotation. Plus, we visit with Brandon Somers at the Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) insights meeting. Somers talks about his ideal no-till planter.
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