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Zimbabwe Farmers Hang Up Their Plows

Small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe are producing crops even through drought since taking up no-till farming, and hope to promote the practice despite lack of sufficient trainers to help with the adjustment.
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Better Soils with the No-Till System

A publication to help farmers understand and improve their soil health through no-till systems.
Productive agriculture depends on healthy soil. Soil guarantees that nutrients are made available in sufficient amounts during a plant’s life cycle and it holds water that is then available to plants. It also provides many critical ecosystem functions that are necessary for life. In this free publication from Penn State University, you’ll learn how you can protect this valuable resource through no-till.
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Project Measuring Climate Change Effects

Just south of Milroy is an acreage that has belonged to the Hicks family since 1885, but these days the field is wired with electronic instruments that transmit data in real time to the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton.
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Conquering The Fertility Challenge

Crop scouting, onfarm research and GIS-based data analysis could help no-tillers meet world grain demand and increase their farm’s profitability, Harold Reetz says.
In the last last 40 years, growers have learned how to boost crop production while mining nutrients from the soil and reducing fertilizer application rates.
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