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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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Ray Ward on Soil Testing and No-Till Nutrient Management

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with soil scientist Ray Ward, who founded Ward Laboratories after identifying the need for a new approach to making soil fertility recommendations.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with soil scientist Ray Ward, who founded Ward Laboratories after identifying the need for a new approach to making soil fertility recommendations.
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[Podcast] Pest Management in a No-Till, Cover Crop System

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we're joined by Douglas Jones, an entomologist for Bayer Crop Science working in Nebraska where he does field research and trials on 60 acres of cropland.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we're joined by Douglas Jones, an entomologist for Bayer Crop Science working in Nebraska where he does field research and trials on 60 acres of cropland.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Compaction and Controlled Traffic with Randall Reeder

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with Randall Reeder, who has done years of research on ridge till, strip till, no-till and conventional tillage through his work at the Hoytville Research Station in northwest Ohio.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Randall Reeder, who has done years of research on ridge-till, strip-till no-till and conventional tillage through his work at the Hoytville Research Station in northwest Ohio.
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Challenging Growing Conditions Fuel No-Tiller’s Passion for Experimentation

Compacted clay soils and wet planting conditions are no match for Wisconsin no-tiller Adam Lasch, whose experiments in diversification provide fodder for his livestock while rehabbing the land.
Part mad scientist, part entrepreneurial farmer, Adam Lasch clearly loves what he does. Even while acknowledging the weather and pricing difficulties he and many other farmers have faced over the past couple of years, he’s always enthusiastic and excited to talk about the importance of diversification and his on-farm experiments.
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No-Tillers at the Heart of the Regenerative Ag Movement

General Mills, Dannon, Land O’ Lakes, Syngenta, Corteva, Wrangler, PepsiCo, The Nature Conservancy. What do they all have in common? These companies and organizations — among others — are working to advance the role of agriculture in addressing the demands of health-conscious consumers while also helping to combat the effects of climate change while improving food security issues across the globe.
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[Podcast] Getting Better Results with a Systems Approach to No-Till and Soil Health

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., ag engineer at the University of Nebraska, Paul Jasa, spoke at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference, explaining the benefits of a 100% continuous no-till system, including improved soil structure, proper nutrient cycling, better water infiltration, soil temperature management, higher crop yields, and more!
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., ag engineer at the University of Nebraska, Paul Jasa, spoke at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference, explaining the benefits of a 100% continuous no-till system, including improved soil structure, proper nutrient cycling, better water infiltration, soil temperature management, higher crop yields, and more!
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[Podcast] No-Till Insights and Observations with Dan Towery

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with Dan Towery, who has worked to advance conservation ag practices for the past four decades as both an independent consultant and in various roles at the USDA and other conservation organizations.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Dan Towery, who has worked to advance conservation ag practices for the past four decades as both an independent consultant and in various roles at the USDA and other conservation organizations.
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How to Combat Compaction in a Soggy Season

Soil compaction happens to everyone and wet weather makes it worse. Here’s what you need to do to get ahead of compaction problems — or correct it once you’ve got it.
The 12 months between July 2018 and June 2019 saw record precipitation in the U.S., with an average of 37.86 inches, which is 7.9 inches above normal. With such brutal conditions to contend with, soil compaction has been a concern for many farmers this year.
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Gaining Critical No-Till Insights with Thermal Imaging

Frustrated with inaccurate soil maps and inadequate imagery, no-tillers Dan and Brian Sutton developed their own solutions for precision farming.
In a lot of ways, Dan and Brian Sutton’s farm operation looks a lot like a typical no-tiller’s from the Upper Midwest. They no-till 1,300 acres of corn and soybeans, mostly on rented land, but they include some alfalfa and wheat to help feed a small herd of cows.
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