Julia Gerlach

Julia Gerlach

Julia Gerlach is managing editor of No-Till Farmer. She has a lengthy background in publishing and a longtime interest in gardening and mycology. She graduated with a B.A. in music and philosophy from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wis.

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New Manure Handling Technology Turns ‘Liability’ Into a No-Till Asset

A new approach to manure management could help no-tillers ease application obstacles and reduce compaction and nutrient runoff.

Data show there is not a lot of crossover between the top milk-producing states in the U.S. (in dollars) and the top states for no-tilled acres — that’s because many dairy farmers have had long frustrations managing manure and no-tilling. 


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[Podcast] Kicking the Virtual Tires with Big Iron Auctions

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we’re checking in with co-founder and co-CEO of Big Iron Auctions, Mark Stock as he shares some industry trends and predictions. Join us to hear Mark’s thoughts on the importance of transparency and honesty in online auctions, what the recent high commodity prices and low interest rates mean for the industry as a whole and much more.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we’re checking in with co-founder and co-CEO of Big Iron Auctions, Mark Stock as he shares some industry trends and predictions. Join us to hear Mark’s thoughts on the importance of transparency and honesty in online auctions, what the recent high commodity prices and low interest rates mean for the industry as a whole and much more.
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Back to Basics with No-Till Planting

Do No-Tillers Need Coulters Anymore?

These row-unit stalwarts were once essential for no-tilling. But with today’s advances in planter technology, are they still necessary?

Hailed by many as one of the critical equipment developments that made no-till possible, the use of coulters on planters has declined in popularity a great deal in the past few decades. 


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13th Annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

No-Tillers Maintaining Balance and Coming Out Ahead

With higher profits in 2020, no-tillers kept an eye on expenses but shelled out a bit more to upgrade their equipment lineup.

While 2020 will be remembered for its many dramas — including a global pandemic, civil unrest, a historic derecho, uncertainties in the commodities markets and a highly contested presidential election — no-tillers actually seem to have fared relatively well. 


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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] How Strip-Till Got Started, with Rich Follmer

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., Frank Lessiter talks with Rich Follmer, who became known as the ‘grandfather' of strip-till, about building his first strip-till toolbar, why he started building berms in the fall, his thoughts on using cover crops in a strip-till operation, the future of the strip industry and much more.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., Frank Lessiter talks with Rich Follmer, who became known as the ‘grandfather' of strip-till, about building his first strip-till toolbar, why he started building berms in the fall, his thoughts on using cover crops in a strip-till operation, the future of the strip industry and much more.
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[Podcast] Cashing in on Carbon with Kelly Garrett

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we hear from fifth-generation grower and high-yield contest winner Kelly Garrett, who discusses how his management practices align with the carbon credits marketplace and much more.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we hear from fifth-generation grower and high-yield contest winner Kelly Garrett, who discusses how his management practices align with the carbon credits marketplace and much more.
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Bill Richards
No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] One-on-One with the Grandfather of No-Till, Bill Richards

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we sat down with former head of the Soil Conservation Service Bill Richards to talk about the history of no-till adoption on his farm and the early innovators that helped him along.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we sat down with former head of the Soil Conservation Service Bill Richards to talk about the history of no-till adoption on his farm and the early innovators that helped him along.
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3 Reasons to No-Till Soybeans Before Corn

While there is risk involved, planting soybeans before corn can improve yields, accommodate cover crops and bolster the bottom line.

THE TRADITIONAL “Corn is King” mindset has most farmers in the Midwest prioritizing corn planting in the spring and treating soybeans as a secondary crop. 


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