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[Podcast] History and Insights from No-Till Pioneer Bill Richards

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we sat down with Bill Richards, know as the “Grandfather of No-Till,” to discuss the storied history of no-till adoption and the major influencers who helped prove no-till as a viable, profitable farm practice.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we sat down with Bill Richards, know as the “Grandfather of No-Till,” to discuss the storied history of no-till adoption and the major influencers who helped prove no-till as a viable, profitable farm practice.
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[Podcast] The Shoulders on Which We Stand ... The Living Legends of No-Till History

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast series, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we hear directly from Frank Lessiter, long-time editor of <em>No-Till Farmer</em>, who has covered no-tillage for 45 years.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast series, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we hear directly from Frank Lessiter, long-time editor of No-Till Farmer, who has covered no-tillage for 45 years.
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40 Legends Of The Past 40 Years

Check out these highly talented folks who’ve had a tremendous impact on no-till since 1972.

As part of the 40th anniversary of publishing No-Till Farmer, we’ve selected a group of 40 individuals who have made tremendous contributions to the growth and popularity of no-till.

Editor's Note: This article is from the November 2011 issue of No-Till Farmer Conservation Tillage Guide. Not all details are current of this electronic posting.


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Maximize Your No-Till Nitrogen

When it comes to harvesting more bushels of no-tilled corn from your nitrogen, the use of stabilizers are a good investment.
The potential for nitrogen loss in no-till presents you with both a problem and an opportunity, maintains Sam Ferguson, a customer agronomist with Dow AgroSciences in Omaha, Neb.
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Biotech Leads To More No-Tilled Acres

Since herbicide-tolerant transgenic cotton varieties became widely available in 1997, the no-till cotton acreage has nearly doubled in the United States. A recent survey by the National Cotton Council indicates that no-till made up 29 percent of total cotton acres while reduced tillage made up 30 percent of all cotton acres in 2002.
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Let Carbon Boost Returns

When it comes to cashing in on carbon sequestration, no-tillers are way ahead of the game. Even though there are many methods of reducing carbon dioxide emissions — such as increasing efficiency in automobiles and industry, or developing cleaner energy sources with solar and wind power — the possibilities of no-till are becoming more widely recognized.
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