Darrell Bruggink

Darrell Bruggink

Executive Editor/Publisher

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[Podcast] Managing Soil Biology for Faster Crop Residue Breakdown

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by Doug Miller from Midwest Bio-Tech who provides an in-depth look into the science behind residue breakdown
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by Doug Miller from Midwest Bio-Tech who provides an in-depth look into the science behind residue breakdown
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[Podcast] Getting to Know the Trillions of Friends Underfoot

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we talk with soil health leader for the National Resources Conservation Service Jennifer Moore-Kucera about the fact that no-till soil is very much alive with life.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we talk with soil health leader for the National Resources Conservation Service Jennifer Moore-Kucera about the fact that no-till soil is very much alive with life.
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[Podcast] Seeking the Perfect No-Till Picket-Fence Stand: Part 2

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, we continue our discussion with University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa about no-till planting equipment use in the Midwest in part two of a two-part podcast.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, we continue our discussion with University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa about no-till planting equipment use in the Midwest in part two of a two-part podcast.
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[Podcast] Seeking the Perfect No-Till Picket-Fence Stand: Part 1

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we welcome University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa to discuss no-till planting equipment use in the Midwest in part one of a two-part podcast.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we welcome University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa to discuss no-till planting equipment use in the Midwest in part one of a two-part podcast.
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From the Desk of Darrell Bruggink

It’s Worth an Inside Look at Innovation at Work

Just like the honest, hard-working farmers our editors come across in their work, there are a lot of folks who support their families by trying to come up with technologies that will help farmers be better farmers.
Just like the honest, hard-working farmers our editors come across in their work, there are a lot of folks who support their families by trying to come up with technologies that will help farmers be better farmers.
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From the Desk of Darrell Bruggink

No-Tillers Move Away from Glyphosate-Tolerant Crops

As the use of Roundup Ready crops decline, growers are turning to LibertyLink and non-GMO traits, while the use of insecticides and fungicides is also trending downward.
As the use of Roundup Ready crops decline, growers are turning to LibertyLink and non-GMO traits, while the use of insecticides and fungicides is also trending downward.
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[Webinar] The Dollars and Cents of Residue Breakdown

During this webinar, Doug Miller, agronomist and vice president of Midwest Bio-Tech, helps you understand the fertility value of the nutrients in crop residue and how the residue decay process affects your bottom line. This FREE webinar is brought to you by the Midwest Bio-Tech. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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[Webinar] How Can No-Tillers Increase Soil Organic Matter?

When you begin to increase the organic matter levels of your farmland soils, you begin to give your crops a better chance of being more productive. In this No-Till Farmer webinar, Doug Miller, an agronomist and vice president of Midwest Bio-Tech in Erie, Ill., helps you understand the factors that influence organic matter formation and how to manage the process of building organic matter. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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Machinery Buys Fall Further in 2015

While equipment purchases declined for a second straight year, no-tillers spent more than they anticipated even with lower grain prices.
For the second straight year, equipment purchases by no-tillers declined over the previous year. The drop in grain prices in 2014 certainly seemed to have an impact, as the average reader of No-Till Farmer eased back purchases from a farm average of $87,921 in 2014 to $64,938 ahead of the 2015 cropping season.
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