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Julia Gerlach

Gaining Appreciation for the Roots of Modern Agriculture

On a recent road trip through eastern Iowa, a detour to visit the boyhood home of Norman Borlaug, a pioneer in plant breeding who helped save millions around the world from hunger in the 1960s, served as a good reminder of the importance of technological developments in agriculture — and the need to reassess practices on an ongoing basis.
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Blake Vince

Why Roots — Not Iron — are Key to a More Prosperous No-Till Future

Nuffield scholar and Merlin, Ontario no-tiller Blake Vince discusses valuable lessons learned abroad and at home about putting healthy soils and water first.
We started no-tilling in 1983 and are still on that path today. For years, we’ve incorporated cover crops and now we’re using multi-species cover crops to protect the soil.
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Borlaug Saved Millions From Starvation

Scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug rose from his childhood on an Iowa farm to develop a type of wheat that helped feed the world, fostering a movement that is credited with saving up to 1 billion people from starvation.
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