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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Hybrid No-Till, Strip-Till System Tackles Tough Residue Challenges

Two decades of reduced tillage have helped the Rotenberger family improve soil health and address some daunting residue challenges posed by their cropping rotations.
Two decades of reduced tillage have helped the Rotenberger family improve soil health and address some daunting residue challenges posed by their cropping rotations.
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Timing, Placement and Soil Testing Key to Preventing Phosphorus Losses

Edge-of-field monitoring on 17 farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota highlights the need for no-tillers to apply ‘P’ under the soil surface and sample soils at varying depths.
Edge-of-field monitoring on 17 farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota highlights the need for no-tillers to apply ‘P’ under the soil surface and sample soils at varying depths.
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Excessive ‘N’ Application Burning the Carbon Pool

Soil microbes make quick work of soil nitrogen not taken up by plants, so it’s best for no-tillers to tailor applications to crops and not treat their soil profile as a bank, Richard Mulvaney says.
Soil microbes make quick work of soil nitrogen not taken up by plants, so it’s best for no-tillers to tailor applications to crops and not treat their soil profile as a bank, Richard Mulvaney says.
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