Articles by Mark McNeely

Carbonomics: Opening a Carbon Currency Exchange Within a No-Till Soil Ecosystem

Crop diversity and biological activity in a cover-cropped farming system ensures healthy interactions between plants, roots and soil organisms, says Keith Berns.
Likening a healthy, robust industrial economy to the types of biological activities taking place underground in a no-till, cover-cropped farming system isn’t a stretch of the imagination, says Keith Berns.
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[Podcast] Tackling Application, Labeling Challenges for Herbicide-Tolerant Cropping Systems

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we welcome Bob Wolf, a veteran application expert and the owner of Wolf Consulting & Research who discusses the recent changes in labeling and application requirements for three major herbicides.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we welcome Bob Wolf, a veteran application expert and the owner of Wolf Consulting & Research who discusses the recent changes in labeling and application requirements for three major herbicides.
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[Podcast] Balancing Insecticide Use and Soil Health Through An IPM Approach

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we welcome John Tooker, an entomologist from Penn State University who says, "integrated Pest Management is more than just knowing what to spray and when."
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we welcome John Tooker, an entomologist from Penn State University who says, "integrated Pest Management is more than just knowing what to spray and when."
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Digging Deeper to Find Nitrogen-Rich Treasures

Soil samples are typically taken from 6-12 inches, but Ray Weil believes no-tillers must go much deeper to discover the true nature of nutrient availability.
Most no-tillers perform various types of soil sampling on prescribed schedules to gain insight into myriad soil health performance indicators, including nutrient and mineral content, as well as soil organic matter.
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[Podcast] Finding and Fixing Nutrient Imbalances in No-Tilled Crops

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we welcome Neal Kinsey, a fertility expert and agronomist from Charleston, Missouri who will examine the findings from seven soil samples in various geographic regions, soil types and crop rotations.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we welcome Neal Kinsey, a fertility expert and agronomist from Charleston, Missouri who will examine the findings from seven soil samples in various geographic regions, soil types and crop rotations.
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[Podcast] Soybean Health Tips: A 3-Part Series

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we feature three short podcasts originally developed by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program. These presentations include, “Evaluating Early Season Plant Health,” “Fungicide Timing & Use in Production” and “Stinkbug Activities in Soybeans.”
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, we feature three short podcasts originally developed by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program. These presentations include, “Evaluating Early Season Plant Health,” “Fungicide Timing & Use in Production” and “Stinkbug Activities in Soybeans.”
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Traits of Profitable Farming

If you’re running a farm yourself or managing someone else’s operation, yes, you’re a farmer, but you’re also a businessperson. After all, whether it’s a smaller, family-owned venture or a larger, corporate enterprise, the end game is some form of profitability.
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