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Columns and op-eds about no-till farming.

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Walking the Walk with No-Till

California is the hub of some of the most strenuous environmental regulations in the nation, but when it comes to preserving groundwater resources the state hasn’t been very progressive historically. That appears to be changing for the better — read on to see why.
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Julia Gerlach

No-Tillers Always Looking for a Better Way

Ever since 1962 when Harry Young planted his first no-till plot in Herndon, Ky., no-tillers have been pushing the envelope, always looking for a better way to farm. Over and over again, they’ve tweaked, poked and prodded their equipment, leading to innovations that have saved time, labor, water and topsoil for farmers worldwide.
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Lessiter_Frank

Residue Removal Doesn’t Pay

Over the years, we’ve written numerous articles on the value of leaving all the crop residue in no-tilled fields. Veteran no-tillers have told us they wouldn’t part with any residue, even with a price tag of $100 a ton.
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Mitchell Jeff

Guest Viewpoint: Soil Health for the Common Good

Present and looming challenges of water supply, climate change, air quality and the long-term fertility and sustainability of California's agricultural soils compel farmers, researchers and the private sector to pursue creative soil management innovations that harmonize with the biological foundations of resource use efficiency, says guest blogger Jeff Mitchell of the University of California.
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