Articles by Laura Barrera

Improved No-Till System Saves Seed, Soil And Nutrients

Veteran no-tiller Jeff Frey has found pairing manure and cover crops, updating his planter and using precision technology is a winning combination for his operation.
Future View Farm owner Jeff Frey may have pursued no-till back in the early 1970s for its time-saving benefits. But the impact it had on his sloping eastern Pennsylvania fields was what drove him to go to no-till full-time in the 1980s.
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No-Till Soybean Specialists Find Profitable Market Niche

After conquering the high-management requirements, Illinois no-tillers Matt and Connie Hughes are successfully no-tilling soybeans for seed production and raising non-GMO varieties to capture rising premiums.
Many no-tillers farming a typical corn-soybean rotation may focus their efforts into high-yielding crops. But one Illinois farm is seeing higher premiums, lower labor costs and more profits by focusing on soybeans.
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Tips For Making No-Tilled Corn-On-Corn Successful

No-tillers and planter experts share their advice in working through tough corn residue and achieving good stands in continuous corn.
Price advantages. Nutrient management. Increasing organic matter. Soil types. There are many reasons a no-tiller may decide to work with a corn-on-corn rotation, but continuous no-till corn isn’t absent of challenges.
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Tips For Making Radishes Part Of A Dynamic No-Till System

A great beginner’s cover crop, oilseed radishes can tap into underground nutrients, increase water-infiltration rates and ultimately help boost crop yields.
Since he started seeding radishes as cover crops 6 years ago, Illinois no-tiller Daniel Steidinger says higher yields and improved water infiltration are two major benefits he’s seen.
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