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No-Till and Cover Crops Show Promise for Wyoming Farm

Farming in a semi-desert, Richard and Garrett Klein hope more living roots and less tillage will reduce irrigation needs and improve compacted, light soils.
It's only been 2 years since first-generation Wyoming farmer Richard Klein and his son, Garrett, stepped into the no-till arena. While they're not ready to confirm any major soil or crop improvements as a result, they like the way no-till and cover crops are impacting their soils.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Covers, Continuous Cropping Advance No-Till Game

Dan Buerkle finds benefits of a continuous cropping system have ramped up soil health and made weed control more economical and effective.
Leaving fields in fallow, and heavily tilling to keep them that way, is a deeply ingrained tradition in the often-parched southeastern corner of Montana, where I farm with my wife of 41 years, Lana.
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