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No-Till Highlights: Dec. 21, 2023

No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's realm from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web. The Best of the Web series is brought to you by Purple Cow Organics.
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No-Tillers Twice As Likely to Use Biologicals Compared to General Farm Population

Biologicals could be an answer to adequate crop nutrition in high-yield modern farming, but questions about efficacy remain
More than half of the farmers who responded to No-Till Farmer’s 2023 No-Till Operational Practices Survey used a biological product in 2021 — the highest number ever reported on the annual survey.
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No-Till Innovators

Setting the Pace for Continued No-Till Growth

The 21st Class of No-Till Innovators is being honored for their efforts to promote the adoption of no-till and soil health principles.
Three individuals and one organization are being recognized as the 21st Class of No-Till Innovators for leading the adoption and advancement of no-till at the 25th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
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Increased Nitrogen Rates May Lead to More Acid Soil Concerns

Experts explain how soil sampling by layers and effective liming can help no-tillers overcome the ‘additive’ effect on soil acidity.
Concerns among no-tillers about the impact of high nitrogen (N) rates on soil acidity appear to be on the increase. And it’s more of a problem with continuous no-till since some growers are spreading less lime due to increasing soil organic matter and decomposition.
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Video: Erosion Issues on the Great Plains

Dave Franzen, soils specialist at North Dakota State University Extension, talks about historic soil losses in the Great Plains, the losses still being seen today, and conservation efforts in place today to help prevent erosion. including tree rows as windbreaks and conservation tillage methods are used across the state to prevent erosion.
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