Articles by Laura Barrera

Precision, Covers, Planter Tweaks Piece Together No-Till Success

Ohio no-tillers Steve and Doug Longfellow are saving inputs, improving soils and hiking yields on their heavy clay fields by building a complete no-till system.
After taking a gradual approach to adopting no-till on their Ohio farm 20 years ago, Steve Longfellow and his son, Doug, are finding success by adding more pieces to the puzzle.
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Gypsum Increases Yields, Reduces Fertilizer Use, Improves Soil Balance

A survey of hundreds of no-tillers reveals they saw $1.68 worth of benefits for every dollar spent on gypsum applications, with the payback being higher with long-term use.
More often than not, the benefits of gypsum applications exceed the application cost, and the amendment can serve as a tool to mitigate drainage issues and increase yields, says a recent survey involving hundreds of no-tillers.
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