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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Finding a Niche Leads to No-Till Success

With a soil armor of residue, better water infiltration and diverse crops, Alan Mindemann is making no-till work in the most challenging of conditions.
The weather can be very erratic for Alan Mindemann, but he finds a way to turn that variability into profitability.
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‘Soil Livestock’ Open the Tap to Increasing No-Till Production

Healthier microbial communities are key for no-tillers to utilize large pools of untapped nutrients underground and increase production without hiking input costs.
NUTRIENT-BASED yield theories have served agriculture for more than 150 years, but the problem, some soil scientists say, is those models were created without any concept of soil biology.
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[Podcast] Managing Annual Ryegrass In No-Till — It’s All About The Details

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by no-till consultant with Ag Conservation Solutions, Dan Towery, who discusses some of the benefits of annual ryegrass as a carbon provider and nitrogen scavenger in no-tilled soils, and the optimum seeding window for its use in the U.S.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by no-till consultant with Ag Conservation Solutions, Dan Towery, who discusses some of the benefits of annual ryegrass as a carbon provider and nitrogen scavenger in no-tilled soils, and the optimum seeding window for its use in the U.S.
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Is Glyphosate Harming Your No-Tilled Soils?

Researchers say the widely used herbicide is lingering longer than previously thought and could negatively impact soil and plant health.
Glyphosate and Roundup Ready crops have played a key role in the growth of agriculture and even helped boost adoption of no-till practices. Farmers don’t have to plow to kill weeds and can let the herbicide do the work.
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[Podcast] The Importance of Sulfur and Tips for Utilizing it for Your Crops

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by fertility expert Neal Kinsey, to discuss the need for sulfur and its significant role in plant protein, nodulation in legumes, seed and chlorophyll production, rooting ability and disease protection.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by fertility expert Neal Kinsey, to discuss the need for sulfur and its significant role in plant protein, nodulation in legumes, seed and chlorophyll production, rooting ability and disease protection.
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