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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[Podcast] 18 Ideas for Healthier No-Till Soils, Yields, and Profits

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Midwest Bio-Tech, 4 no-tillers share nutrient management and direct marketing practices they've implemented on their farms that have led to reduced costs, better yields, higher profits and more.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Midwest Bio-Tech, we'll hear from Robby Bevis of Lonoke, Arkansas; Mike Brocksmith of Vincennes, Indiana; and Jerry Peery of Clinton, Kentucky; each of whom will share 5 nutrient management practices they’ve implemented on their own farms. Plus, no-tiller Russell Hedrick of Hickory, N.C., shares 3 direct marketing strategies that have led to higher profits.
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Recycling Nutrients and Improving Soil Health with Earthworms

Fostering the natural synergies between plants, soil and earthworms can pay dividends for growers in healthier crops and higher yields.
The presence of earthworms in the soil is widely understood to be a positive sign. From aerating the soil, to adding carbon and other nutrients, to incubating beneficial biology, earthworms provide a range of benefits that can have profound impact on agricultural soils.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Conservation Farming in the U.S. and Abroad with Hans Kok

In this episode of the “No-till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, conservation consultant Hans Kok joins Frank Lessiter for an exploratory conversation about what it takes to farm slopes vs. flat ground, making money while using cover crops, why no-till hasn’t been adopted widely in certain areas, how no-tillers could get by without glyphosate, and much more.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, conservation consultant Hans Kok joins Frank Lessiter for an exploratory conversation about what it takes to farm slopes vs. flat ground, making money while using cover crops, why no-till hasn’t been adopted widely in certain areas, how no-tillers could get by without glyphosate, and much more.
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[Podcast] The Importance of Precision in Agronomic Data

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we're joined by Ron LeMay of Main Street Data, who talks about the importance of precision in agronomic data collection.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we're joined by Ron LeMay of Main Street Data, who talks about the importance of precision in agronomic data collection.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Breeding Success in No-Till with “No-Till Bill” Haddad

In this episode of the “No-till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, no-till pioneer Bill Haddad joins Frank Lessiter for a wide-ranging conversation about early no-till innovations and how a dogged pursuit of understanding and excellence developed into successful practices.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, no-till pioneer Bill Haddad joins Frank Lessiter for a wide-ranging conversation about early no-till innovations and how a dogged pursuit of understanding and excellence developed into successful practices.
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[Podcast] Planting Green with No-Till and Cover Crops: A Year-Round Ecological System

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we’ll hear from Maryland farmer Trey Hill as he shares his thoughts on the ecology of farming and talking about what he’s doing with cover crops, how he incorporated planting green into his operation, yield results he’s been seeing, and more.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we’ll hear from Maryland farmer Trey Hill as he shares his thoughts on the ecology of farming, what he’s doing with cover crops, how he incorporated planting green into his operation, yield results he’s been seeing, and more.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Growing Corn in 60-Inch Rows

In this episode of the &ldquo;<em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers &amp; Innovators&rdquo; podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, retired John Deere engineer Bob Recker shares an innovative idea for making better use of available sunlight that will allow you to protect your soils — and your no-till yields — when growing corn.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, retired John Deere engineer Bob Recker shares an innovative idea for making better use of available sunlight that will allow you to protect your soils — and your no-till yields — when growing corn.
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