Mark McNeely

Mark McNeely

Mark McNeely is the former 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.

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No-Till, Covers and Livestock Tame Volatile Weather Challenges

Howling winds, dryness and poor soil quality create tough conditions in South Africa, but Egon Zunckel is making no-till work with limited irrigation, cover crops and livestock.
Howling winds, dryness and poor soil quality create tough conditions in South Africa, but Egon Zunckel is making no-till work with limited irrigation, cover crops and livestock.
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[Podcast] Turning Mountains of Precision Data into an Asset for Your No-Till Operation

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we welcome Crop IMS technology specialist Jeremy Wilson to discuss the best practices for organizing precision data, calibrating equipment and confirming data accuracy.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we welcome Crop IMS technology specialist Jeremy Wilson to discuss the best practices for organizing precision data, calibrating equipment and confirming data accuracy.
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Chopped Corn Residue Helps Ensure Complete Nutrient Release

A combination of chopping corn residue and applying a biocatalyst can result in better residue breakdown and higher corn yields, says work from the University of Illinois.
A combination of chopping corn residue and applying a biocatalyst can result in better residue breakdown and higher corn yields, says work from the University of Illinois.
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View Plants as ‘Distinct Factories’

Understanding the complexity of plant and soil interactions, and the relationships among roots, nutrients and soil composition, is key to assessing future crop health.
Understanding the complexity of plant and soil interactions, and the relationships among roots, nutrients and soil composition, is key to assessing future crop health.
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Farm Roots Get New Beginning

Wisconsin's State Fair is in full swing this week. I always love attending this annual event, with its lively mix of music, food and, of course, agriculture. This year, however, it takes on added meaning for me as I embrace the new role of managing editor of No-Till Farmer.
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