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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Making Lemonade from No-Tilled ‘Lemon’ Acreage

Veteran no-tillers John and Alex Young share how strategically adding tile to certain fields has pulled up yields in areas that can be unfarmable in wet years.
Veteran no-tillers John and Alex Young share how strategically adding tile to certain fields has pulled up yields in areas that can be unfarmable in wet years.
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Early Control Key to Stopping Foxtail

A basic plan with pre-emergent herbicides should be enough to keep giant foxtail from dinging yields.
Foxtail is a prevalent foe in the northern and eastern Corn Belt, reported by the Weed Science Society of America as the fifth most common weed dealt with by farmers, although it’s not ranked among the most troublesome.
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From Green to Brown: Tips for Getting Better Results Terminating Cover Crops

Spraying covers at the right time, with the right product is key to killing covers and improving nutrient release, residue breakdown.
While choosing the right cover crop, or mix of covers, for a farm can be a challenge, there’s also an art to terminating covers that don’t winterkill with the right products at the right time.
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