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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: No-Till Lays Foundation for Consistent Crops, Rain or Shine

Financial challenges pushed Mike Belan’s family into conservation practices, but the Ontario no-tiller is focusing on improving soil health to propel the farm forward.
High interest rates were the push my dad and uncle needed to make the switch to no-till on our farm. They had long raised wheat, corn and soybeans on our generally flat Brookston clay fields that sit just 30 miles north and south, respectively of Lake Erie and Lake Huron.
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Twin-Row Corn and the Quest for 100% No-Till

After seeing the damage caused by tillage on his home farm in Austria, Eduard Zehetner decided to try no-till on his Hensall, Ontario, farm in the early 1990s. While he was able to make no-till soybeans and winter wheat work, no-till corn was a struggle.
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Busting The Colder, Wetter Myth: Year 2

Soil temperatures were 0.1 to 1.75 F warmer in this no-tiller’s field during spring and summer compared to a neighbor’s conventionally tilled field.
A Wisconsin no-tiller says his second year of onfarm testing found his no-tilled, cover-cropped fields are generally the same temperature or warmer than his neighbor’s conventionally tilled fields.
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No-Till Practices Yield ‘Win-Win’ For Nutrient Use

No-tillers honored as Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners share how data management, cover crops, split applications and tissue testing helped them increase yields more efficiently.
Three innovative no-till farm operations were recognized by the Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation during the National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, Ill.
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