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No-Till, Cover Crop Expert Mike Plumer Passes

The former University of Illinois Extension educator died on Christmas night, but left an invaluable gift of no-till knowledge for growers to follow.
It’s with great sadness that we report that cover crop expert and consultant Mike Plumer passed away Dec. 25, 2017. The former University of Illinois Extension educator had been hospitalized in hopes of receiving a lung transplant next month.
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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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No-Tillers Reflect Back to Move Forward at 25-Year Event

No-tillers soaked in lessons from no-till veterans, experts and fellow peers on how to keep their operations heading in the right direction at the 25th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
Traveling from as far as Australia and South Africa, nearly 1,000 no-tillers made the trek to St. Louis in January to learn how to further improve their no-till practices and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National No-Tillage Conference.
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Leaving the Comfort Zone for a Greener No-Till Future

Allen Below’s 7,000-acre farm in southeastern Missouri is undergoing a rapid transformation with the help of no-till practices, aggressive cover crop adoption and elimination of tillage.
For the last few years, Allen Below has been working on a learning curve, but he’s moving toward a day where he’s reduced or eliminated irrigation, restored his farm’s soils and is enjoying a better balance sheet.
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Breaking Through The Plow Pan, Taking No-Till To New Heights

Ralph Upton Jr. didn’t know how his early gamble on no-till and cover crops would pay off, but he’s reaping the rewards for his sustainable investment.
If we're talking cover crops, I could keep a person up all night. Cover crops are truly amazing in what they can accomplish, and the number of different hats they can wear on the farm.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Breaking Through The Plow Pan, Taking No-Till To New Heights

Ralph Upton Jr. didn’t know how his early gamble on no-till and cover crops would pay off, but he’s reaping the rewards for his sustainable investment.
If we’re talking cover crops, I could keep a person up all night. Cover crops are truly amazing in what they can accomplish, and the number of different hats they can wear on the farm.
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Know The Source To Avoid Annual Ryegrass Issues

With supplies low, some companies are stretching annual ryegrass seed by mixing multiple varieties, possibly causing emergence and control problems for no-tillers.
No-Tillers seeding annual ryegrass in their rotation should take extra care to identify the source and variety of the seed they’re purchasing or they could run into some unanticipated problems.
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