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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Transitioning a No-Till Legacy

Slashing fuel, doubling soil organic matter and retiring with pride were rewards for forging on in fringe no-till country.
I had hoped to raise 50 crops before I retired, but 48 is pretty darn close. 
The timing just seemed right at the end of 2021 to keep pushing for 50 crops on our Canton, Miss., farm. In 2019 we had reduced acres, letting all our rented ground go and just farming what we owned.
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Get Cotton Off on the Right Foot with No-Till

Growers in the Northern High Plains of Texas are turning to cotton plantings in hopes of reducing their watering needs and possibly extending the life of the Ogallala aquifer. There’s one tool that should be used on all these new acres that could make this endeavor more profitable.
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Matt & Bill Braun

Cotton, Sesame and Livestock Add Diversity to No-Till Operation

Southwestern Oklahoma farmers Matt and Bill Braun have watched their operation evolve from a conventional continuous wheat farm to an operation featuring cotton, sesame, livestock and cover crops.
When Matt Braun was in high school, his father switched the family’s southwestern Oklahoma farm from a conventional-till wheat/cattle/milo operation to no-till, mainly to reduce labor and equipment costs.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Revolutionizing Agriculture with No-Till Legend John Bradley

In this episode of the &ldquo;<em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers &amp; Innovators&rdquo; podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with no-till legend John Bradley about his experiences directing the annual mid-summer Milan No-Till Field Day and how no-till has revolutionized agriculture.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with no-till legend John Bradley about his experiences directing the annual mid-summer Milan No-Till Field Day and how no-till has revolutionized agriculture.
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Surviving Pigweed Death Struggle with No-Tilling and Cover Crops

On the verge of bankruptcy from herbicide-resistant weeds, Adam and Seth Chappell discovered they could control weeds and slash inputs by embracing conservation practices.
Back in 2009, Adam Chappell was at the end of his rope. Trying to control pigweeds on the 9,000-acre farm he shares with his brother, Seth, in Cotton Plant, Ark., was a constant fight. They were making 15 trips across the field in per growing season with sprayers and various tillage equipment, spending anywhere from $100-$200 an acre on weed control.
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20 Years of No-Tilled, Double-Cropped Cotton and Wheat

About 20 years ago, Ron, Robert and Earl Rayner of A Tumbling T Ranches in Goodyear, Ariz., began developing a no-till double-cropped cotton and wheat planting as part of an overall crop rotation they follow. This video chronicles their progress and highlights the success they've had in managing risks, sustaining productivity, economizing on water use, improving soil function, reducing soil temperature and developing a successful reduced-disturbance production system.
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