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Study: Even Small No-Till Adoption Increases Land Values

Researchers found that a 1% increase in no-tillage adoption within a county can increase agricultural land value by $7.86 per acre across 12 Midwestern states covered by the OpTIS database: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Using data specific to Iowa they concluded 1% adoption of no-till at the county level increases farmland values $14.75 (and possibly more) per acre inside Iowa.
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EPA Expands Enlist One, Enlist Duo Use

The agency's ruling provides for the use of both Enlist One and Enlist Duo, which obtained registration renewal from the agency in January with expanded controls for some areas of the country. The company had asked to add an additional 128 counties for approved use, which the EPA granted


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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Bucking The Tillage Trend In An Alpine Desert

No-till practices are saving Colorado grower Billy Burns’ soils, and even helping his fields recover from a tragic herbicide mistake.
As no-tillers we are definitely an oddity here in the highly productive San Luis Valley of Colorado. While we strive to keep our acres covered and undisturbed, the farmers surrounding us move masses of earth with every crop.
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Trust, But Verify

One of the hottest topics discussed at the No-Till Oklahoma Conference this week was cover crops, as growers look for ways to help fields survive scorching droughts and volatile weather that are seemingly becoming the norm here. 


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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

No-Till Could Ease Irrigation Woes

There have been many articles published about the dilemma facing growers in the Great Plains when it comes to irrigation. The challenge growers and decision makers face in preserving aquifers for agricultural use, without allowing them to be drained to unsustainable levels, is daunting. 


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No-Till, Litter Transforms Fields Punished By Plows

Economics pushed Jay Franklin to convert to no-till, but productivity is now the hallmark of Oklahoma’s oldest continuous no-till system.
Getting the soil back into shape wasn't the impetus for Jay Franklin’s no-till conversion more than 2 decades ago. As a young farmer facing tough times, he simply had his back against the wall.
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