Articles by John Dobberstein

Long-Term No-Till, Soil Health Focus Boosts Yields

Mark Montel’s long-term commitment to no-tilling and soil tilth is rebuilding his shallow, rocky soils and blowing his corn and soybean yields well past county averages.
Although more than two decades of no-till practices have been good to Mark Montel, 8 years ago he describes hitting a wall as his regular soil tests showed he wasn’t building soil organic matter very quickly.
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Tips for Terminating Cover Crops Without Glyphosate

With the popular weed killer in legal straits in the U.S., no-tillers say they’d turn to other chemicals, rollers or other options. But most won’t give up on cover crops.
Glyphosate has been invaluable to no-tillers in North America and overseas as an inexpensive, effective tool for not only killing weeds but also terminating cover crops ahead of or after planting.
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[Podcast] Transitioning to an Organic System: Opportunities and Obstacles

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we share excerpts from our conversations at the National Farm Machinery Show, where manufacturers and farmers shared their advice, challenges and outlooks for the organic farming market.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we share excerpts from our conversations at the National Farm Machinery Show, where manufacturers and farmers shared their advice, challenges and outlooks for the organic farming market.
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[Podcast] Digging Deeper on the Status of Your Soil Health

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we’re pleased to share excerpts from Abbey Wick’s conversation with Tony Kramer on the RDO Equipment Co. Agriculture Technology Podcast. Tony and Abbey discuss defining soil health, cover cropping strategies, and the value of strip-till to retain moisture and size residue.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we’re pleased to share excerpts from Abbey Wick’s conversation with Tony Kramer on the RDO Equipment Co. Agriculture Technology Podcast. Tony and Abbey discuss defining soil health, cover cropping strategies, and the value of strip-till to retain moisture and size residue.
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[Podcast] Fighting Through the Evolving Landscape of Row Crop Diseases and Finding No-Till Profitability

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we are joined by Carl Bradley, plant pathologist at the University of Kentucky, to discuss how no-tillers can stay ahead of new disease pressure and further development of resistant diseases.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we are joined by Carl Bradley, plant pathologist at the University of Kentucky, to discuss how no-tillers can stay ahead of new disease pressure and further development of resistant diseases.
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