Mark McNeely

Mark McNeely

Mark McNeely is the managing editor of No-Till Farmer and Conservation Tillage Guide magazines. His previous experience includes 25 years in industrial engine journalism and marketing. Mark holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. Contact Mark: mmcneely@lessitermedia.com

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What ‘Corporate No-Till’ Could Mean for Your Bottom Line

Enterprising no-tillers could pocket extra cash, efficiencies by working with large corporations embracing sustainable ag to please customers.
The movement underway with large agribusinesses wanting to connect their sustainability programs more closely with their suppliers could mean some new advantages and opportunities for market-savvy no-tillers.
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[Podcast] Can I Increase Soil Organic Matter by 1% This Year? – Part 2

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we continue our discussion with Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker on the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we continue our discussion with Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker on the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
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[Podcast] Can I Increase Soil Organic Matter by 1% This Year? – Part 1

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker to discuss the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker to discuss the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
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No-Till and Precision ‘Scripting’ Improves Yields from Sandy Soils

Family’s collective inputs help improve soil health through cover crops, nutrient management and yield mapping in Wisconsin’s “Frac Sands” region.
In an area of northwestern Wisconsin known for its teeming fracture sand mining industry, no-tiller Jeff Lake, his wife Kelly and son Jake are carving out a successful no-till operation on 1,500 acres of irregularly-shaped, contoured fields.
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[Podcast] Regenerating No-Till Soils After a Season of Saturated Soil

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Barry Fisher, a veteran soil health expert and regional team leader with Indiana’s NRCS office to discuss soil health strategies.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Barry Fisher, a veteran soil health expert and regional team leader with Indiana’s NRCS office to discuss soil health strategies.
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No-Till Drill Closing Wheel Performance Guidelines

Offering an assessment on closing wheels, Exapta Solution’s Matt Hagny and other careful observers (including a couple of no-till researchers) have compiled a performance-rating chart for the various wheel designs, which includes sidewall shatter capability, avoidance of over-packing the soil, mud/stalk cleaning characteristics and ability to avoid going too deep while still doing enough to break the sidewall.
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