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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5 Top Notch Tips for Better No-Till Planting, Seed Placement

Striving for uniformity ‘every day of the year’ is the best approach to no-tilling crops and optimizing yields, says ag engineer Paul Jasa.
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. From ensuring proper seeding depth and spacing, to choosing the right planter and seeder attachments, to the location of the new rows, Jasa explained what steps no-tillers may want to consider to achieve better and more consistent. Here are the highlights of this discussion.
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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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