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No-Till Diversity Stretching from Border to Border

Seeding covers to sequester carbon and invite beneficial insects is helping build soil health and reducing input costs for Pierre, S.D., no-tiller Mark Weinheimer.
Mother nature doesn’t pay monthly bills, but Mark Weinheimer believes taking her lead, by implementing low-disturbance farm operations, diverse plant species and support for wildlife, are helping him pay his.
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The Soil ‘Was Just Lifeless’

Chadron, Neb., no-till Larry Pahl is going at his own pace as he builds a diverse no-till system that is boosting soil organic matter and improving crop yields.
Chadron, Neb., no-till Larry Pahl is going at his own pace as he builds a diverse no-till system that is boosting soil organic matter and improving crop yields.
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Seeing is Believing: No-Till Fortifies Great Plains Farm

Chamberlain, S.D., grower Steve Reimer finds that no-tilling, mixes of cover crops and conservation-minded grazing is maximizing moisture retention and boosting soil organic matter.
Chamberlain, S.D., grower Steve Reimer finds that no-tilling, mixes of cover crops and conservation-minded grazing is maximizing moisture retention and boosting soil organic matter.
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No-Till and Cover Crops Show Promise for Wyoming Farm

Farming in a semi-desert, Richard and Garrett Klein hope more living roots and less tillage will reduce irrigation needs and improve compacted, light soils.
It's only been 2 years since first-generation Wyoming farmer Richard Klein and his son, Garrett, stepped into the no-till arena. While they're not ready to confirm any major soil or crop improvements as a result, they like the way no-till and cover crops are impacting their soils.
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Turning No-Till Intercropping, Cover Crops Into a Cash Cow

Lessons learned from no-till adoption, and onfarm trials with intercropping, have helped North Dakota no-tiller Mark Jennings ramp up both yields and soil health in a limited-moisture environment.

Mark Jennings once heard someone say it’s a good practice to learn something new each day. When it comes to his no-till practices, he’s striving to accomplish that.


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