Michaela Paukner is the associate editor of Strip-Till Farmer and Precision Farming Dealer. Her previous journalism experience includes working as a reporter for a legal magazine and as a producer for two Wisconsin TV news stations. She has also worked with clients across the globe as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and as a brand manager for a Wisconsin-based boutique marketing agency. She's a graduate of UW-Green Bay.
Years of on-farm experimentation have paid off for Russell Hedrick, a first-generation farmer in Hickory, N.C. Thanks to his systematic soil testing and willingness to experiment, he saved himself more than $100,000 on inputs in 2021.
While the situation of the world’s soils is dire, there is a solution to bring degraded agricultural land back from the brink: No-till and conservation agriculture. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
Uruguayan no-tiller Gabriel Carballal knows a crop’s success or failure starts with the soil. That’s why the award-winning no-till advocate and farmer believes no-till is the best farming method for the world.
The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
Marion Calmer sees residue as either an asset or a liability — depending on how you manage it.
Calmer, the longtime no-tiller and ag entrepreneur from Alpha, Ill., has been conducting on-farm research since 1985 when he first started no-tilling.
From the depths of a soil pit, it’s clear how cover crops and no-tillage benefit overall soil health. Michael Patin, a district conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Jamie Patton, senior outreach specialist of nutrient and pest management at the University of Wisconsin, share how cover crops can improve your soil health.
Faced with growing input costs and declining subsidies, British farmer Paul Temple switched to no-tillage to make his operation more profitable. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
John Phillips, formerly of Bloomsburg, Penn., lives on a more than 30-acre farm in Batangas, Philippines, with his wife and 10-year-old daughter. They grow dozens of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and flowers using no-till and natural farming methods. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
The Conservation Tillage Research Team has been studying no-till and other conservation tillage methods on China's lands for decades. The team's work has led to the publication of more than 200 papers and development of more than 30 equipment prototypes. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
Travel to just about any country in the world, and you’ll find farmers who are no-tilling. Here’s a comprehensive list of no-till acres by country. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
Farmers in the African countries of Uganda, Algeria, Lesotho and Zambia have realized environmental and economic benefits of adopting no-till on their land.The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
Discover 2-days of cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies in Coralville, Iowa., July 28-29. Join the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy.
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