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] Adapting Equipment, Rotation for an Organic Farm System

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we chat with Léa Vereecke and Nic Podoll, two recent additions to Rodale’s consulting team, to learn more about the process of transitioning land to organic.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we chat with Léa Vereecke and Nic Podoll, two recent additions to Rodale’s consulting team, to learn more about the process of transitioning land to organic.
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[Podcast] Can Long-Time No-Tillers Get in on the Carbon Marketplace?

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, we bring you a multi-faceted look at whether veteran no-tillers can qualify for carbon payments.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, we bring you a multi-faceted look at whether veteran no-tillers can qualify for carbon payments.
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5 Easy Steps to Calibrating Your No-Till Drill

An important but often overlooked step in seeding, drill calibration is easy to accomplish and can prevent wasted seed, lost time and frustration.

One of the biggest challenges with any crop is getting it established. 

While the most impactful factors that affect success are probably weather, planting conditions and growing season, certified forage consultant Brendon Blank of Ixonia, Wis., says seeding at the right rate is also important for success and can be difficult with a drill. 


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Unearthing Soil Microbe Facts and Fallacies

When it comes to the invisible realm of soil organisms, it can be a challenge to separate fact from fiction. A horticultural scientist sheds some light on common myths about soil biology.

Though Scientists have been studying soil for decades, the microscopic nature of fungi, bacteria and nematodes has veiled the important role they play in agriculture. But new tools are emerging all the time to uncover what’s going on in the soil.


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Online Tools for Making Better Cover Crop Decisions

New selection tools and ‘recipes’ help growers simplify the decision-making process and fine tune a cover crop mix that is tailored for their location, crop rotation and goals.

Several online resources are now available that can help make the cover crop decision-making process a little easier.


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Growing Cattle to Feed Crops with Interseeding, Rotational Grazing

Integrating rotational grazing into a system that features interseeded cover crops and pasture has put this Wisconsin grain and cattle operation on a solid path to profitability.
Turning a profit on a small family farm these days requires flexibility and the willingness to think outside the box. For Jeff Gaska, who grows corn, soybeans and wheat on 450 acres in Columbus, Wis., diversification is key.
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[Podcast] Minimizing Environmental Impacts of Farming with Healthy Soils

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we chat with independent agriculture consultant Bill Stangel of Madison, Wis., who joins us to discuss some of the ways farmers can minimize environmental impacts by focusing on developing healthy soils.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we chat with independent agriculture consultant Bill Stangel of Madison, Wis., who joins us to discuss some of the ways farmers can minimize environmental impacts by focusing on developing healthy soils.
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