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U.K. Grower Shares Success Stories from His Conversion from Full Tillage to Direct Drilling

Reports of his retirement have been greatly exaggerated as David White is direct drilling various crops on light ‘boys’ land near Cambridge, England.
Farming 400 acres of combinable crops on light ‘boys’ land between Cambridge and Newmarket, I’ve just had my third direct-drilled harvest. I’m 100% combinable, having been a sugarbeet grower since the days of hand hoeing, as well as offering a drilling and harvesting service with a 6-row tanker in the past.
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20 Ways To Build Better No-Till Soils

World-renowned soil scientist and Rhizoterra co-founder Jill Clapperton shares tips and insights about no-tilled soils that could help growers lower their productivity costs and increase yields.
While the purpose behind modern no-tilling can sometimes get lost in the machinations of fertilizers, machines and GPS signals, Jill Clapperton offered as a simple example of how crop residue fuels no-till systems.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Nudging No-Till Yields From Every Direction

Indiana no-tiller Jack Maloney finds mastering many production practices is the key to pushing no-till corn and soybeans yields higher.
If there's one thing that has become clear to me after nearly 3 decades of no-tilling, it’s that there’s no one silver bullet to push no-till yields over the top. You need to do it all, and do it all well.
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Gypsum Balances Nutrients, Builds Up Soil Structure

Proper applications of gypsum, an efficient carrier of soluble calcium, can help no-tillers improve the soil environment for plants and reclaim problematic sodic soils.
When a no-tiller buys farm ground in some locations, such as the lake plain of northwest Ohio dominated by heavy clay, there isn’t much hope of changing the soil’s texture or mineralogy.
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Cover Crops: Starting Is The First Step

The right covers can transform tough soils, but no-tillers must fight past early challenges to find what works on their farm, Terry Taylor says.
Terry Taylor has spent much of his adult life figuring out how to unlock the potential of cover crops on his southern Illinois farm.
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