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The Benefits of Conservation Tillage

North Dakota farmers Joe Breker and Nick Vinje discuss how conservation-tillage practices fits into their farming operations. Breker was honored recently as a responsible nutrient practitioner by the Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners Program. No-Till Farmer and Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers are co-sponsors of the program.
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Farmer Panel: Cover Crops Help Store, Rather Than Steal Plains Soil Moisture

While covers may use some water, experienced no-tillers say they build water-holding capacity in no-tilled soils, soften the impact of rain and reduce soil moisture evaporation.
Some growers in the Plains feel incorporating cover crops into no-till systems can’t work because covers will use up all of the available moisture needed for the following cash crop. But experienced no-tillers share what benefits they’ve seen from cover crops on their own farms.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: When Wet Or Dry, No-Till Rotations, Covers And Cattle Are The Answer

The Cowans adopted no-till because of drought, but found intense rotations and cover crops helped them deal with today’s excess moisture.
My father, Art, truly stumbled into no-till by pure happenstance. In the early 1980s he decided he needed to get away for a day or two so he took a drive to North Dakota.
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Cracking The Code On No-Till Plant Diversity

Little is known about the organic compounds plants use for nutrient uptake and defense, but farmers can make these chemicals work for them by establishing a diverse no-till system.
No-till practices don’t just save labor, fuel and machinery costs, but benefit the mysterious biological world beneath the soil surface that can have a big impact on plant health and yields.
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