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No-Till Passport Series

No-Till Makes Farming Possible, Profitable Amid Africa’s Changing Climate

No-till improves soil health, yields and economic stability for farmers in Uganda, Algeria, Lesotho and Zambia.

Farmers in the African countries of Uganda, Algeria, Lesotho and Zambia have realized environmental and economic benefits of adopting no-till on their land. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.

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Is Drought Proofing A Farm Possible?

Conservation measures taken by farmers have long worked to help stop soil erosion, but these days, those practices might also help reduce crop loss caused by drought in the coming year.
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Leave Crop Residue On Farm Ground

Soil Quality Specialist Jeff Hemenway of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Huron said if producers reduce tillage or increase surface residue, they can increase infiltration rates.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

No-Till Farm Success By Staying The Course

Expanding South Dakota family operation uses technology, crop diversity and better equipment to make no-till work in a limited-moisture climate
Ten years ago, when our operation was featured in No-Till Farmer, I told the editors that I would stay with no-tillage regardless of what happened.
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No-Till “Shines” When The Sun Swipes Valuable Moisture

Moisture conservation may be the key to reducing disease since moisture-stressed wheat is more susceptible to infection.
With a one-pass operation that places seed and fertilizer into an otherwise undisturbed seedbed and packs the furrow, no-till systems shine when it comes to both better yields and disease control, says Andy Lenssen, a Montana State University entomologist.
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