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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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A Great Birthday Present

My son, Mike, and I recently spent 6 days looking at no-till in the Palouse, a 3,000-square-mile area located in the southeastern corner of Washington, north central Idaho and northeast Oregon. While I've visited this area several times where no-tillers grow crops on slopes as steep as 60%, I’d never been there during harvest of wheat, barley, peas, lentils and garbanzo beans.
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Direct-Seeder Sees Many No-Till Benefits

As early as 1980, the Melvilles — Kevin’s dad Tim, and he and his brother — were exploring a sustainable farming practice called direct seeding, which is a method of planting and fertilizing done with no prior tilling to prepare the soil.
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Successful No-Tilling Starts At Harvest

Effective residue management is the first step to minimize numerous no-till concerns.
Properly handling straw, chaff and stalks as they exit the combine is key to managing your residue throughout the year with no-till. It’s due to the fact that effective residue management influences erosion control, moisture conservation, seed placement, fertilizer distribution, crop emergence and weed control.
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Try These Proven Residue-Management Tricks

Regardless of where you farm or the crops you grow, study these solid residue management lessons from no-tillers growing high-yielding grain crops.
Just because you concentrate on no-tilling corn, soybeans or another crop doesn’t mean you can’t pick up plenty of yield-building residue management tricks from other growers. To do a better job of managing residues, check out how these eight Pacific Northwest and western Canadian growers go about managing residues for top profit.
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