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Extend Your Cropping Boundaries

With no heavy tillage equipment to move, this father and son are cropping land 210 miles away from their home base.
When his son returned to the farm in 1998 after college, John Gough knew they needed to add more acres. Yet the veteran no-tiller and strip-tiller from Deckerville, Mich., didn't want to get into a competitive land-bidding war with local growers.
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Don't Be Afraid To Fail At Something

What a week we had in St. Louis for the National No-Tillage Conference. We're trying to confirm that this 20th-anniversary event enjoyed all-time record attendance, likely surpassing the 900 level for the first time in the conference's history. (If you want to review highlights, visit our Twitter or Facebook pages.)
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Pinpoint Your Spray Control

Better placement, cost savings identified with map-based individual spray-control nozzle systems.
No-tillers seeking more precise chemical placement have new tools that not only makes application easier and more precise, they save money in the process.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Teaching And Studying Bring New Insights Into The New-Till World

Finding how no-tilling and organic agricultural practices can benefit one another is just one area that deserves a closer look.
It's somewhat ironic that trying to farm right out of college during a period of bad flooding in northeastern Saskatchewan led me several years later to cropping systems research in a semi-arid area where I could really use some of that excess water! Along the way, I did graduate studies in forage genetics at the University of Guelph in Ontario and at the University of Minnesota.
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Local No-Tillers Join To Create Research Farm

With funding from a variety of sponsors, they can investigate the practices that work well in their immediate area and prepare for the future with confidence.
Over the years, I have felt fortunate that I could promote no-tilling through educational work with conservation agencies and farmer organizations. I’ve been a member of my county Soil Conservation District for more than 16 years.
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