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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Memories of the First U.S. No-Till Trials with 2023 No-Till Innovator H&R Agri-Power’s Steve Hunt

For this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators Podcast, brought to you by SOURCE® from Sound Agriculture, Steve Hunt, president of Case IH dealership H&R Agri-Power, talks about his dealership’s involvement with Harry Young Jr. and the first-ever commercial no-till plots on U.S. soil.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators Podcast, brought to you by SOURCE® from Sound Agriculture, Steve Hunt, president of Case IH dealership H&R Agri-Power, talks about his dealership’s involvement with Harry Young Jr. and the first-ever commercial no-till plots on U.S. soil.
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No-Till’s Herbicide History, Part I

No-till was a ‘no-go’ until modern weed-control chemicals arrived on the scene.
When No-Till Farmer (NTF) got its start in 1972, its pages were filled with tips on how to make herbicides like paraquat, atrazine, 2,4-D, Princep and Banvel (an early dicamba formulation) work in no-till systems. In Part 1 of this series, we’ll look at the most important early herbicides for no-tillers. The No-Till History series is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.
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University Researchers Battle Over No-Till ‘Fad’

Late Allis-Chalmers’ marketing exec recalls the opposition no-till faced as its champions tried to gain ground in the practice’s adoption.

Having spent 39 years in the farm equipment industry, I was fully aware of the fact that new machines aren’t unanimously accepted everywhere immediately. Thank goodness they aren’t, as the factory couldn’t keep up if a deluge of farm equipment tool orders had come from everywhere at the same time.  The No-Till History series is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.


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What Research & Literature Most Contributed to No-Till’s Adoption?

This first-ever project recognizes the most significant works in no-till research & literature, and the efforts of those who contributed to the practice’s understanding in North America and beyond.

In September 2021, No-Till Farmer commissioned a project to determine the most significant research and publications that assisted in the understanding and adoption of no-till agriculture. Randall Reeder, retired ag engineer from Ohio State Univ., and Don Reicosky, retired USDA soil scientist, collaborated on a detailed process to complete this large and aggressive project in advance of three important no-till milestones in 2022.


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No-Till’s First Field

It’s only 7/10ths of an acre separated by a drainage ditch from the rest of a 180-acre field, but it’s been continuously no-tilled for 60 years.

In the late 1950s, Harry Young had been thinking about reducing tillage on his family’s farm at Herndon, Ky. Conventional tillage had been practiced on the family farm since the 1830s.


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