In the last several years, vertical stratification in no-till fields has turned into a heated debate, thanks to No-Till Farmer Living Legend and No-Till Innovator of the Year Marion Calmer and what he is — and isn’t — doing to one of his long-term no-till fields.
While no-till is a pillar of the regen movement, the Big Soil Health Event is definitely a departure from conventional no-till practices. As I was listening to the speakers, these four statements caught my attention, and I wondered how those of you reading would have reacted had you been there.
When delegates from 27 countries making up the European Union (EU) Commission failed to find an agreeable position on the use of glyphosate, the agency went ahead and approved the use of this herbicide for the next 10 years.
It is becoming increasingly evident that we endanger our capacity to feed the world by over-assigning feed crops to prime farmland. The priority for this heritage is to grow crops for human edible food, while maintaining or improving soil health and overall ecological integrity.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Montag, we’re on the road at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Jeff Hadacheck from Wisconsin-Madison discusses the long term economic benefits of integrating winter wheat in your corn-soybean rotation. Plus, we visit with Brandon Somers at the Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) insights meeting. Somers talks about his ideal no-till planter.
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