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[Podcast] No-Till Lessons & Learnings from Lloyd Murdock

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter talks with Lloyd Murdock, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky about his early lessons from no-till, how soil changes over the decades after tillage stops, an experiment that took years to take off, and more.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter talks with Lloyd Murdock, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky about his early lessons from no-till, how soil changes over the decades after tillage stops, an experiment that took years to take off, and more.
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Breaking Through the ‘Fragipan’ with Annual Ryegrass

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are zeroing in on the organic compounds they believe can break through cement-like fragipan in soils.
Affecting about 50 million acres in the U.S., the fragipan is a naturally-occurring, cement-like soil layer that can reduce the water-holding potential of the soil by about 50% compared to other crop-producing soils, and can reduce crop yields by at least 20-25%.
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Trailblazers Recognized for No-Till Adoption, Growth

The 20th Class of No-Till Innovators is being honored for their research, teaching and front-line, field-management practices that encouraged no-till adoption and advanced soil health principles.
Three individuals and one organization are being recognized as the 20th Class of No-Till Innovators for leading the adoption and advancement of no-till at the 24th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
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Nutrient Management, Cover Crops Highlight NNTC

Tips about the value of cover crops and improved methods of fertility application could boost yields, reduce input costs and improve soil quality.
I recently attended the 20th annual National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) in St. Louis, where more than 900 people came to network and absorb useful tips for improving their no-till systems.
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Let No-Till Reduce Compaction

Rather than causing major compaction concerns, Lloyd Murdock credits long-term no-till with being able to solve many of your more troublesome soil worries. That’s what the University of Kentucky soil scientist learned from a recent 5-year study that looked at no-till and soil compaction as reported in a recent Soybean Digest article.
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