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World’s Longest Continuing No-Till Plots at Ohio State Hit 60 Years

Interviews with 90-year-olds Glover Triplett, Bill Richards & others discuss the ‘ground zero’ of no-till science.
Newly minted Michigan State University Ph.D.’s Glover Triplett and the late Dave Van Doren arrived at Ohio State University (OSU) in the late 1950s. The No-Till History series is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.
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First Planter Design from No-Till’s ‘Garden of Eden’

Donnie Morris built 3 no-till planters to move legendary agronomist George McKibben’s no-till experiments forward in Dixon Springs, Ill.
Morris, a mechanic and ag engineer at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center (DSAC), watched first-hand as the late University of Illinois weed scientist George McKibben experimented with the no-till concept as early as the 1960s at the DSAC. The No-Till History series is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.
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University Researchers Battle Over No-Till ‘Fad’

Late Allis-Chalmers’ marketing exec recalls the opposition no-till faced as its champions tried to gain ground in the practice’s adoption.

Having spent 39 years in the farm equipment industry, I was fully aware of the fact that new machines aren’t unanimously accepted everywhere immediately. Thank goodness they aren’t, as the factory couldn’t keep up if a deluge of farm equipment tool orders had come from everywhere at the same time.  The No-Till History series is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.


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Throwback Thursday

This Week in No-Till History

This week we remember University of Illinois agronomist and no-till pioneer George McKibben, who passed away 29 years ago yesterday on Feb. 1, 1988.
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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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An Exciting 30 Years!

This November issue represents the 30th anniversary of when the first copy of No-Till Farmer went in the mail. Since 1972, we’ve seen tremendous no-till growth along with many exciting, new technologies that have made this reduced tillage practice work on your farm.
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