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The Edward H. Faulkner vs. Walter T. Jack Debate on No-Till & the Moldboard Plow

This article is a web-continuation of Squaring Away Generational — and Theoretical — Differences on the Plow, about the debate between Edward H. Faulkner and Walter T. Jack as told by Jack’s great-grandson Zachary Michael Jack. It appeared in No-Till Farmer’s No-Till History Series in February 2022. The No-Till History series is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.
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Squaring Away Generational Differences on the Plow

The great-grandson of Walter T. Jack provides a personal yet conflicted history on the famed debate that defended and condemned the plow.

Not as well-known to no-tillers as Plowman’s Folly and its heralded author/champion Edward H. Faulkner was the responding book that contradicted it. Iowa’s Walter T. Jack boldly defended the moldboard plow against Faulkner in The Furrow and Us, released in 1946, with prose every bit as powerful as that of his nemesis. The No-Till History series is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.

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