Jim Leverich

Jim Leverich

No-Till Farmer's Conservation Ag Operator Fellow for 2022, Jim Leverich is a no-till farmer near Sparta, Wis. His 1,000 acre-farm has been in his family since 1864 and no-tilled since 1984. An innovator and educator, Leverich has 35-plus years of no-till and on-farm research experience, and possesses a deep, practical understanding of what makes no-till work. For his contributions while at the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service, Leverich was named the No-Till Innovator of the Year (Research & Education category) in 2006. A talented presenter and writer, Leverich was a regular guest columnist for No-Till Farmer in 2011 when it earned the Gold Medal as the nation’s top newsletter from the American Society of Business Press Editors.

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No-Till Notes: Improving Efficiency in Your No-Till Fertility

Take soil tests, select efficient fertilizer products and consider timing and placement to reduce nutrient loss and economically build up soil levels.
Every year we evaluate our management practices to see how we can improve our efficiency. Selecting the right hybrids and varieties are key to our success, but fine-tuning our fertilizer program has also paid big dividends.
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No-Till Notes: Is It Time to Rebuild or Replace Your No-Till Planter?

Looking at the important role played by each piece of this machine will help you decide whether to re-tool your planter or buy a new one.
FOR US NO-TILLERS, planters are perhaps the most important tool on our farm. High yields are attainable when seeds are spaced evenly and planted at the right depth, without sidewall compaction and contact with residue.
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