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No-Till Makes Farming Possible, Profitable Amid Africa’s Changing Climate

No-till improves soil health, yields and economic stability for farmers in Uganda, Algeria, Lesotho and Zambia.

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.


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Autonomous Farm Equipment Poised to Change No-Till Operations

The agriculture industry is shifting to autonomous equipment, prescriptive applications and farming as a service, says Ohio State University’s Scott Shearer.

No-tillers can turn new technology into an asset if they’re prepared for advancements coming in the not-so-distant future.
That’s the opinion of Scott Shearer, chair of the department of food, agricultural and biological engineering at Ohio State University, who shared his predictions at the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference about how autonomous farm machinery will change the structure of the agriculture industry.


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Report: World’s Farm Resources at ‘Breaking Point’

No-till and other sustainable agriculture practices provide a solution to the climate crisis and growing demand for food.

No-till and other sustainable agriculture practices can help bring the world's farm resources back from a "breaking point," while continuing to provide food for generations to come. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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Zimbabwe Farmers Triple Crop Production with No-Till

FAO report indicates more than 300,000 farmers in Zimbabwe have adopted conservation agriculture practices.

More than 300,000 farmers in Zimbabwe are no-tilling and nearly tripling their crop production, leading to higher household incomes for farmers. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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Danish Farmer Sees No-Till as Farming ‘Based on Common Sense’

Knud Bay-Smidt, one of the few no-tillers in Denmark, asks the European Union to move away from its new Green Deal.

Knud Bay-Smidt, a fourth-generation farmer from Denmark, pursues sustainable farming practices, despite objections and obstacles presented by government regulations. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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No-Till Good for Present & Future of Farming in Australia

An agricultural consultant makes the case for stubble management and erosion control in the age of climate change.

Bob Freebairn, an agricultural consultant based in Coonabarabran, Australia, sees the short-term and long-term benefits of no-tilling in a world faced with climate change. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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No-Till Key to Africa’s Agricultural Transformation

Saidi Mkomwa and the African Conservation Tillage Network work to increase access to information about no-till.

In order for Africa to make an agricultural transformation, the country will need conservation agriculture and no-till, says Saidi Mkomwa, executive director of the African Conservation Tillage Network. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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