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Making No-Till, Cover Crops Work in the ‘Dust Bowl’

Nick Vos is pushing to overcome moisture challenges on his farm in southwestern Kansas by no-tilling and using covers to recycle available nutrients and keep his sandy soils protected.
Nick Vos is pushing to overcome moisture challenges on his farm in southwestern Kansas by no-tilling and using covers to recycle available nutrients and keep his sandy soils protected.
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Continuous Cropping with 13-15 Inches of Precipitation?

Higher crop yields and improved land productivity is possible with no-tilled fields with continuous cropping vs. a fallowed winter-wheat system with tillage, says USDA-ARS researcher Randy Anderson.
Higher crop yields and improved land productivity is possible with no-tilled fields with continuous cropping vs. a fallowed winter-wheat system with tillage, says USDA-ARS researcher Randy Anderson.
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Frank Comments: Keep Your No-Till “Cool”

Leaving Residue on the surface to keep the soil from getting so hot that it seriously impacts plant growth is among the benefits of no-tilling. Along these lines, there’s some interesting research being done at Montana State University that demonstrates how cooler soils not only lead to higher yields, but also reduce the need for fallowing fields to conserve moisture and favorably impact climate change.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Covers, Continuous Cropping Advance No-Till Game

Dan Buerkle finds benefits of a continuous cropping system have ramped up soil health and made weed control more economical and effective.
Leaving fields in fallow, and heavily tilling to keep them that way, is a deeply ingrained tradition in the often-parched southeastern corner of Montana, where I farm with my wife of 41 years, Lana.
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Only 6 Inches of Rainfall

In South Central Washington, you'll find one of the driest wheat-growing regions in the entire world. Receiving only 6-8 inches of rain per year, many farmers in this area rely on no-till to conserve water, maximize yields and earn better profits.
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