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Getting Out of a No-Till Rut with Cover Crops

Seventh-generation farmer Brian Gunderson is finding a new gear for his no-till system with the benefits of cereal rye and other cover crops.
Taking the "long view" of farming comes more naturally to some growers than it does for others. But for Brian Gunderson it may come more naturally because his farm in Waterford, Wis., has been in the family for 170 years.
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Rethinking ‘Conventional’ Wisdom Leads to Revelations, 100% No-Till

Parking the plow helped John Macauley cut five passes across the field, save on fuel and labor and maintain yields as he builds a more sustainable operation.
Some farmers dive headlong into changing their tillage practices. John Macauley, who farms 1,200 acres with his father, Jim, in Groveland, N.Y., is proof that transitioning to no-till can be done in steps.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Weeding Out No-Till Challenges

North Carolina grower Jimmy Thomas uses a combination of no-till practices to tackle weeds, rocks and marginal soils.
Weeds were one of the first challenges we faced when my father made the switch to no-till. Learning to manage weeds has been a critical part of our no-till success, and continues to be an important area for our management attention.
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From 300 To 6,000 Acres

Efficiency of no-till helps Virginia farmers grow their acreage with minimal inputs.
Some 25 years ago, the Hundley farm at Champlain, Va., was a modest operation at just 300 acres. Today, with the help of no-till, Jay and Robert Hundley have grown their acreage 20 times to a bustling corn, soybeans and small grains operation of 6,000 acres.
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