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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Get Better Performance From Your No-Till Air Drill

Finding the ‘buffered zone’ and using proper seeding depth can lead to better emergence and stand establishment.
Exactrix manufacturer Guy Swanson and farmers recently shared tips and observations that could help no-tillers achieve better seeding results with no-till air drills, including the John Deere 1890 air drill.
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Biosolids, Technology Boost Dryland No-Till

Nutrient-laden sludge, terraces, precision ag and equipment improvements help Nebraska no-tiller reclaim unproductive fields.
Had Dave Nielsen simply accepted the early tales of frustration he heard, no-till might not have become the dominant practice on his dryland farm. Instead, he decided to place more trust in early no-till innovators and university experts in his area.
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