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[Podcast] Digging Deeper on the Status of Your Soil Health

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we’re pleased to share excerpts from Abbey Wick’s conversation with Tony Kramer on the RDO Equipment Co. Agriculture Technology Podcast. Tony and Abbey discuss defining soil health, cover cropping strategies, and the value of strip-till to retain moisture and size residue.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, we’re pleased to share excerpts from Abbey Wick’s conversation with Tony Kramer on the RDO Equipment Co. Agriculture Technology Podcast. Tony and Abbey discuss defining soil health, cover cropping strategies, and the value of strip-till to retain moisture and size residue.
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USDA: Plant Water Demands Shift With Water Availability

Plants can adapt to extreme shifts in water availability, such as drought and flooding, but their ability to withstand these extreme patterns will be tested by future climate change, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators.
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Encouraging Good Insects And Limiting The Bad Ones

No-till and biodiversity can preserve beneficial insect populations that naturally control crop pests, and possibly reduce insecticide usage, says a USDA expert.
The prevalent attitude that the only good bug is a dead bug is leading agriculture down a perilous road, says Jonathan Lundgren, an entomologist at the USDA-ARS laboratory in Brookings, S.D.
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