Articles by John Dobberstein

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Putting No-Till Faith to the Test

With all the bad press of late about farming systems failing, it's nice to see stories about growers seeking out no-till and regenerative farming practices as the solution.
With all the bad press of late about farming systems failing, it's nice to see stories about growers seeking out no-till and regenerative farming practices as the solution.
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Cultivating a No-Till ‘State of Mind’

Measured fertilizer applications, copious amounts of residue and dogged determination have all helped Leon Sowers improve the diversity and viability of his Kansas operation.
Measured fertilizer applications, copious amounts of residue and dogged determination have all helped Leon Sowers improve the diversity and viability of his Kansas operation.
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Demystifying Cover Crops Part 2

Seed Labs a Critical Link in Ensuring Cover Crop Quality

No-tillers can be better informed about their seed purchases by requesting and reading the testing lab’s ‘report of analysis’ and learning more about testing rules.
No-tillers can be better informed about their seed purchases by requesting and reading the testing lab’s ‘report of analysis’ and learning more about testing rules.
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How Far Do We Go?

If an agricultural company bowed to pressure and demanded you produce “pollution-free food,” how would you handle it?
If an agricultural company bowed to pressure and demanded you produce “pollution-free food,” how would you handle it?
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Demystifying Cover Crops Part 1

Lifting the Curtain on Cover Crop Seed

One in four growers cite problems with poor germination, contamination or other issues, mostly due to lax rules enforcement and supply-and-demand challenges seen in a young industry.
One in four growers cite problems with poor germination, contamination or other issues, mostly due to lax rules enforcement and supply-and-demand challenges seen in a young industry.
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