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What I've Learned from No-Tilling: Keeping on an Even, Reliable Keel with Decades of No-Till

A long running commitment to no-till, cover crops and constant learning make for smooth sailing on this Virginia farm.
WE QUIT BUYING crop insurance 30 years ago. We kept paying premiums and paying premiums and never had yields low enough to qualify for payment. In fact, I haven’t had a crop failure since I started no-tilling more than 50 years ago.
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Combining No-Till, Covers, Pheasants and Cattle

South Dakota grower Dennis Hoyle shares insights on how he’s been successful with no-till for more than 35 years and integrated cover crops and livestock into the system.

DENNIS HOYLE SAYS that a radio broadcast in 2015 changed his thinking about cover crops and cash crops. 


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Long-Term No-Till, Soil Health Focus Boosts Yields

Mark Montel’s long-term commitment to no-tilling and soil tilth is rebuilding his shallow, rocky soils and blowing his corn and soybean yields well past county averages.
Although more than two decades of no-till practices have been good to Mark Montel, 8 years ago he describes hitting a wall as his regular soil tests showed he wasn’t building soil organic matter very quickly.
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