Articles by John Dobberstein

Online Extra: 8 More Tips on No-Till Planting Methods and Field Management

Growers have a better chance of succeeding with no-till with a diverse rotation, proper fertilizer placement, prudent residue management and proper hybrid selection to meet unique no-till challenges.
With planting season not as far away as it might seem, editors at No-Till Farmer recently talked with Nebraska Extension ag engineer Paul Jasa about a range of topics related to no-tilling corn, soybeans and wheat.
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Tying the Soil and Plant Together

Biostimulants offer no-tillers an affordable option to improve soil biological activity and boost yields without depleting soils.
As the world’s population grows and uncertainty hangs over the viability of some herbicides and herbicide-tolerant cropping systems, it appears no-tillers aren’t hesitating to check out what ag biological products have to offer.
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[Podcast] Healthy Plants Grow in Healthy Soils — and Understanding Why That Is

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, principal scientist at Rhizoterra Inc. Jill Clapperton discusses the characteristics of healthy soils and the importance of building soil structure in creating a diverse, viable no-till system.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Company, principal scientist at Rhizoterra Inc. Jill Clapperton discusses the characteristics of healthy soils and the importance of building soil structure in creating a diverse, viable no-till system.
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[Podcast] Big Data — Discovering the Value of an Underutilized Asset

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Ohio State University ag engineer and precision specialist Scott Shearer discusses how big data trends will affect the future of agricultural production.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Ohio State University ag engineer and precision specialist Scott Shearer discusses how big data trends will affect the future of agricultural production.
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No-Tillers May Want to Re-Examine Soil Test ‘K’, Application Habits

Study finds little or no correlation between soil-test potassium levels and higher yields, with crop residue and deeper soil reserves providing more than enough of the nutrient.
No-Tillers looking for a way to cut fertility costs might want to review what they’re spending on potash (KCI) and other potassium (K) fertilizers, because in many soil types and situations there’s a good chance you’re wasting your money, says Saeed Khan.
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