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Welcoming Wildlife with No-Till

Usually touted for its soil health benefits and how it reduces erosion and improves workload, no-till is helping this Wisconsin dairy operation have a positive effect on the local kestrel population as well.
Crave Brothers Farm is a large dairy operation in Waterloo, Wis., that goes the extra mile in several ways to conserve resources and embrace sustainability. With an on-site anaerobic methane digester, the farm operates on 100% green power plus provides energy for 300 homes in the local community.
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Managing Nitrogen Practices Now Will Provide Benefits

No-tillers who research the most efficient timing, placement and method of nitrogen application can reduce environmental losses and still increase yields.
As the U.S. EPA pressures state regulators to follow provisions in the Clean Water Act more closely, many states are drawing up nitrogen management plans that could affect no-tillers in the future.
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What Is Soil Health And How Can We Improve It?

The term soil health is used interchangeably with soil quality, but in this article I prefer the use of soil health because it is a more appropriate term in defining soil functions as a living and dynamic natural system. Soil health is a condition, or status, of the soil at a certain place and in a specific environment as compared to a certain reference or benchmark condition.
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No-Till Will Play Role in Battling Climate Change

Nearly 80% of Americans believe temperatures are definitely on the rise. Yet, very few members of the general public understand the key role that no-tillage will play in battling global warming over the next 90 years.
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