If, after reading this month’s “Frank Comments” column, you have the idea I’m irritated and disappointed, you will be right. It’s because no-tillers don’t receive the recognition they deserve for being innovators behind today’s soil health and ag sustainability movements.
If you’re no-tilling, the benefits of the practice may, in the long run, extend beyond what you see on your own farm — and you may have a significant advantage against your conventional-tillage neighbor.
Many farmers are no-tilling because it’s profitable for them and because they feel it’s the right thing to do. But have you ever watched your neighbors pound their fields with tillage equipment and, in a weak moment, think twice about your decision?
Capturing sunlight and keeping living roots in the ground as long as possible is the goal of Beaver Dam, Ws., no-tiller Marty Weiss. The co-chair of the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water talks about strip-cropping and interseeding cover crops at a field day in the summer of 2020.
The Summit, formerly known as the Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC), features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, table talks and vendor booths. Attendees who stay for the entire conference will be offered CCA continuing education units (CEUs).
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