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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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Strip-Till Helps 22,000-Acre Farm Run More Efficiently

Reduced tillage passes, timely planting and erosion control are big strip-till benefits for Watts Brothers Farms as it grows vegetables to keep food packaging and production plants running.
Jermey Tuttle knows all about the benefits that strip-tillers in the Corn Belt cite about the practice, ranging from saving fuel and reducing erosion to precision placement of fertilizer.
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Say Thanks To The Neighbors

Widespread planting of genetically modified Bt corn in the upper Midwest has significantly reduced losses from European corn borer damage. Even growers that don’t plant transgenic corn have benefitted from neighboring use of these products.
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Tune Up Your Strip-Till Fertilizer Program

Strip-tillers share how they boost fertilizer efficiency by varying rates and mixing up timing, placement and equipment.
Whether they’re veterans or rookies, six strip-tillers across the U.S. are paying close attention to their fertilizer programs to maximize profitable production of corn, soybeans and other crops
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