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Cover Crop Nutrients Keep Money in No-Tiller Pockets

Rick Clark knows how much you can save using cover crops, and he’s got numbers.

Rick Clark wants growers to spend less on synthetic inputs.
He also wants to eliminate herbicides, open up the window for planting, and more. That all starts with eliminating tillage, Clark says.


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No-Till Highlights: Oct. 13, 2022

No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at no-tilling across North America and the world. Here is our favorite content from the past week. No-Till Farmer's Best of the Web is brought to you by Sound Agriculture.
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Reddick Farms Goes All in on No-Till and Cover Crops in Kentucky

Father-son duo takes leap of faith after eye-opening experience at National No-Tillage Conference.
No-till is nothing new for the Reddick family. Brad Reddick remembers growing up on the 1,800-acre farm in Bardwell, Ky., watching his father no-till the rolling grounds and conventionally till the creek bottom grounds over 50 years ago.
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No-Till Innovation Comes in Leaps and Bounds

Wisconsin no-till dairyman Chris Conley thwarts heavy rain and hills with no-till, covers and planting green.
Conley farms 120 acres for feed (silages, dry hay and high-moisture corn) for his 52-cow dairy, located down a dirt road amid a small fold of hills in Dodge County. The hills make for stunning views of the surrounding countryside, and his barn and silo. They also pose unique management challenges. Or they did, until recently.
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Cover Crop Termination Tradeoffs

A fall-planted cereal rye, wheat, or triticale cover crop can have both positive and negative impacts, for example by tying up nitrogen, reducing soil moisture prior to planting, increasing insect pressure, reducing weed pressure, reducing soil erosion and allelopathy. These tips from the University of Nebraska will share tradeoffs to help you better assess cover crop termination timing for your operation and risk level. 


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No-Till Highlights: Week of March 7, 2022

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. “No-Till Farmer's Best of the Web" is brought to you by Mixmate by PRAXIDYN.
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[Podcast] Connecting Soil Health to Human Health with Rick Clark

For this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with No-tiller Rick Clark to hear about many of the ways his operation and mindset have had to change in order to succeed in his transition to regenerative organic stewardship with no-tillage. He explains his 70/30 theory on weed suppression, how learning to crimp cereal rye was a lightbulb moment that really pushed his practices forward, and how he came to appreciate beneficial predator insects.
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with No-tiller Rick Clark to hear about many of the ways his operation and mindset have had to change in order to succeed in his transition to regenerative organic stewardship with no-tillage. He explains his 70/30 theory on weed suppression, how learning to crimp cereal rye was a lightbulb moment that really pushed his practices forward, and how he came to appreciate beneficial predator insects.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Moving From Fertile Farm Ground to Potentially Greener Pastures

Constricted by expensive Shenandoah Valley farmland, long-time no-tiller Anthony Beery relocated, and put his no-till know-how to work, tackling more marginal acres.

The Shenandoah Valley is to a farming community what Manhattan is to a suburban community. Densely populated, rent is astronomical and buying property requires significant bank roll.


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