No-till wasn’t the solution, at least, not the first one they tried, nor the most obvious. When Dwayne Beck and a few other growers gathered in western South Dakota in the 1970s, they were trying to solve a problem.
Eric B. Banks, Natural Resources Conservation Service state conservationist in Kansas, announced that applications are being accepted to support cover crops planted on lands damaged by the 2011 flooding along the Missouri River to assist producers in controlling erosion and building organic matter.
Short-term profitability on the no-till farm cannot be the main goal if a farmer wants to remain on the land he farms, says Dwayne Beck, research manager at South Dakota State University's Dakota Lakes Research Farm near Pierre, S.D.
THE Baruth brothers — Ron, Larry and Tom — continue to raise wheat, but pretty much look at cereal crops as an integral part of their 150-bushel corn and 40-bushel per acre soybean no-till cropping formula.
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