John Dobberstein

John Dobberstein

John Dobberstein is senior editor of No-Till Farmer magazine and the e-newsletter Dryland No-TillerHe previously covered agriculture for the Tulsa World and worked for daily newspapers in Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Joseph, Mich. He graduated with a B.A. in journalism and political science from Central Michigan University.

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[Podcast] Building Up Your No-Till Nutrient Management to Protect the Environment and Your Profitability

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we're joined by co-director of the University of Wisconsin’s Discovery Farms program Amber Radatz who will share on-farm data from more than 200 site years in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we're joined by co-director of the University of Wisconsin’s Discovery Farms program Amber Radatz who will share on-farm data from more than 200 site years in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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No-Till Saves Moisture, Hikes Yields in Variable Soils

Elminating tillage gave Jarrod and Terry Lawrence a shot at preserving precious moisture, adding corn to their rotation and boosting production on their highly variable Kansas soils.
On Paper, Jarrod Lawrence and his father Terry are supposed to see about 32 inches of precipitation per year, which should be adequate to raise profitable crops.
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Piecing Together a No-Till System from the Ground Up

A family that ignored naysayers and embraced no-till practices and living roots is bringing productivity back to tough clay soils and riverbottoms in southern Indiana.
Joe Kern and his father, John, admit they’re still dealing with a learning curve. But through working with no-till practices they’re transforming their “clay pot” soils into acreage that recently produced up to 240-bushel corn and 80-bushel soybeans.
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[Podcast] Designing a Cover Crop Mix and Managing Your Creation

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we're joined by Adam Daugherty who will discuss planting logistics when no-tillers are seeding cover crop mixes, including the pros and cons of different tools available to get seed in the ground.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we're joined by Adam Daugherty who will discuss planting logistics when no-tillers are seeding cover crop mixes, including the pros and cons of different tools available to get seed in the ground.
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Flipping the Pages: No-Till Has Come a Long Way

It wasn’t long ago that our soils were thought of by farmers as something to be dominated to conform to our demands, rather than being preserved and improved. But no-till practices have made it possible for farmers to be sustainable and profitable. A new book we’ve released celebrates this achievement.
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[Podcast] Realizing ROI and Identifying Pain Points of Precision Tools Part 1

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, we share selected excerpts from our roundtable conversation from the 4th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Omaha, touching on defining precision objectives and early payback.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, we share selected excerpts from our roundtable conversation from the 4th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Omaha, touching on defining precision objectives and early payback.
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‘Boutique’ Farm Yields Big-Time No-Till Savings and Success

97-year-old Melvin Steck has flirted with 300-bushel corn and hit 70-bushel soybeans with homemade equipment, common sense and a long-term commitment to no-till.
These days, Melvin Steck doesn’t go to many farm shows, field days or plot tours and isn’t the type to sell his program or philosophies to others. But this 97-year-old no-tiller will talk plenty about how the soil works.
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