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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

No-Till, Double-Cropping Provide Steady Results for Michigan Dairy

Clair Armbrustmacher continues to advance his successful but somewhat solitary no-till system to include twin-row and cover crops.
Every year I tell my friends I hope I make enough this year to farm again next year. So far, so good. Despite what’s going on in the world around us, I feel positive about my farm’s future.
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Penn: Consider Early Kill for 2022 Non-Legume Covers

When a cover crop is terminated, the fresh residue is broken down by microbes in the soil. These microbes use N and other key nutrients found in the cover crop residue as fuel sources for the break-down process. However, if there is not enough N in the residue to complete the process, microbes will use N from the soil instead.
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No-Till Passport Series

South African No-Tiller Enjoying Above Average Yields on Below Average Soils

Bergville farmer overcame climate, soil challenges by switching to no-till 20 years ago

South African no-tiller Egon Zunckel is always grappling with erratic weather patterns on his farm in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal. On average, Zunckel gets roughly 36 inches of rain per year, but it’s not uncommon to go 4 months without a single drop during the winter. That’s one of several reasons why he went 100% no-till 20 years ago. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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No-Till Highlights: Week of April 13, 2022

No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's realm from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web. “No-Till Farmer's Best of the Web" is brought to you by Mixmate by PRAXIDYN.
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