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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Making No-Till ‘Conventional’ is the Goal

Dedication to conservation and community has driven Dick Wittman and his family business partners to pursue no-till and share knowledge.
We’re not farmers, ranchers or loggers — we’re resource managers. That’s one of many mindset shifts our family has made as we transition from generation to generation farming wildly varying terrain near Lewiston, Idaho.
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[Podcast] The Shoulders on Which We Stand ... The Living Legends of No-Till History

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast series, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we hear directly from Frank Lessiter, long-time editor of <em>No-Till Farmer</em>, who has covered no-tillage for 45 years.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast series, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we hear directly from Frank Lessiter, long-time editor of No-Till Farmer, who has covered no-tillage for 45 years.
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A Great Birthday Present

My son, Mike, and I recently spent 6 days looking at no-till in the Palouse, a 3,000-square-mile area located in the southeastern corner of Washington, north central Idaho and northeast Oregon. While I've visited this area several times where no-tillers grow crops on slopes as steep as 60%, I’d never been there during harvest of wheat, barley, peas, lentils and garbanzo beans.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: It Takes Time To Learn How To No-Till Slopes That Exceed 50%

Idaho direct-seeder Russ Zenner spent more than 20 years developing rotations and testing equipment to continuously no-till some of the world’s steepest slopes.
When I'm asked what the primary differences are between no-tilling in the Palouse region of Idaho and Washington versus the Midwest, the discussion starts with our steep slopes.
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Frank Comments

A Great Birthday Present

My son, Mike, and I recently spent 6 days looking at no-till in the Palouse, a 3,000-square-mile area located in the southeastern corner of Washington, north central Idaho and northeast Oregon. While I've visited this area several times where no-tillers grow crops on slopes as steep as 60%, I’d never been there during harvest of wheat, barley, peas, lentils and garbanzo beans.
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The Whole Package Counts In No-Till

The fine points might change, but the success of no-tilling anywhere hinges on applying the critical basics.
The essentials of no-tilling are severely tested in an area with a short growing season, just 12 inches of rain annually and the potential for frost 365 days a year. Those are the conditions that Tim Melville faces as he no-tills 3,000 acres with his sons near Enterprise, Ore., in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains.
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Four No-Till Innovators Honored

Expanding the acceptance of no-till, the award winners in this eighth annual program have made a significant contribution to modern-day farming practices.
Progressive leaders in four no-tilling areas were honored for outstanding achievements in consulting, crop production, research and education at the early January National No-Tillage Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.
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