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[Podcast] Turning a Profit and Improving the Health of Thin, Abused, Piedmont Soils

In this <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Copperhead Ag, we welcome North Carolina no-tiller Jim Howard to share the lessons he’s learned from no-tilling corn, soybeans and wheat.
In this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Copperhead Ag, we welcome North Carolina no-tiller Jim Howard to share the lessons he’s learned from no-tilling corn, soybeans and wheat.
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Livestock, Cover Crops Take No-Till Soils, Profits To New Levels

No-tillers looking to improve soil health and biology, and diversify their sources of income should consider integrating cover crops and rotational grazing of livestock to get the most benefit for their buck.
The changes that transformed Russell Hedrick's no-till farm began somewhat innocently a few years ago, when he asked his NRCS conservationist for suggestions on suppressing winter weeds and controlling erosion.
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Stabilizers Boosting No-Till Nutrient Efficiency

Faced with high potential for nutrient loss, no-tillers are turning to stabilizer products that keep N and P in the right place and form.
Faced with expensive fertilizer prices, fickle weather and the threat of activist regulators, no-tillers are using nitrogen stabilizers and other nutrient enhancements more than ever to avoid the losses between application and crop uptake.
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No-Till Brings New ‘Shade’ Of Higher Yields, Profitability

Johnny and Brian Moore’s switch to no-till, cover crops and a diverse rotation has stopped erosion, improved organic matter and made their North Carolina farm’s high-clay soils more productive.
Brian Moore stuck a small shovel into the ground, pushed it down with his foot and pulled up a chunk of soil interlaced with roots and decaying plant matter.
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