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Soil Function Key to Regenerative No-Till

Putting soil health at the center of a no-till operation can take a farm from status quo to truly regenerative with balanced and diversified soil biology, improved aggregate stability, increased water infiltration rates and improved nutrient cycling.

Longtime soil conservationist Barry Fisher says improving soil health requires well-planned, step-by-step actions aimed at specific goals. However, taking those steps can seems daunting, especially if they add complexity to a system that seems to be working well.


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No-Till’s List of Legends

This roster of influencers has a tremendous legacy on no-till since its modest start in 1962.
As part of the 60th anniversary of no-till’s first commercial acres in 1962, No-Till Farmer updated its No-Till Legends list following the 30th anniversary of the National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville, Ky. This roster of “No-Till Legends” includes outstanding growers, educators and suppliers who have played a key role in the growth of no-till from 0 to 110 million acres in 6 decades.
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[Podcast] Barry Fisher, Soil Health, and the Future of Carbon

Soil consultant Barry Fisher knows soil. Fisher – a multi-decade veteran of the NRCS and regional manager of the service’s Soil Health Division – recently started a soil health consultancy following his retirement from government service.

For this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, lead content editor Brian O’Connor talks with Barry about the tests, making a mess in the prestigious Galt House Hotel, and the future of carbon agriculture. Fisher says the level of carbon sequestration by crop plant root systems could rival levels stored by the Great Plains. Listen in to hear why he’s excited about the future of agriculture.


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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] 25 Living Legends of No-Till with Frank and Mike Lessiter

Back in 2019, Frank and Mike Lessiter sat down to discuss 25 legends of the no-till movement who are still alive today. This episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, we revisit that conversation in celebration of these three anniversaries and the ongoing no-till movement.
Back in 2019, Frank and Mike Lessiter sat down to discuss 25 legends of the no-till movement who are still alive today. This episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, we revisit that conversation in celebration of these three anniversaries and the ongoing no-till movement.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Barry Fisher on Promoting No-Till and Covers with the NRCS

In this episode of the<em> No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with agronomist Barry Fisher about his lengthy career and the changes in no-till equipment and strategies he’s witnessed over the years.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with agronomist Barry Fisher about his lengthy career and the changes in no-till equipment and strategies he’s witnessed over the years.
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What Landowners Need to Know

WITH A GREATER emphasis on the role agriculture can play in improving the environment, non-farming land owners are showing more interest in no-till and cover crops for the benefits they can generate in terms of improving the soil and boosting long-term production potential.
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[Podcast] Regenerating No-Till Soils After a Season of Saturated Soil

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Barry Fisher, a veteran soil health expert and regional team leader with Indiana’s NRCS office to discuss soil health strategies.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Barry Fisher, a veteran soil health expert and regional team leader with Indiana’s NRCS office to discuss soil health strategies.
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Controlling Voles, Varmints Without Disrupting Your No-Till System - Barry Fisher - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Voles are an integral part of an overall healthy working-lands ecosystem, but in certain situations their population growth can be damaging to crops. Barry Fisher, the Central Region Leader for the National Soil Health Division of the NRCS, says five active colonies in a close proximity is considered to be the economic threshold that can significantly reduce corn and soybean stands. Other rodents may also contribute to stand losses to a lesser degree. A recommended control program is one that combines multiple practices and strategies. Fisher discusses a systematic approach to controlling voles, including multiple modes of action to keep these critters in check.

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