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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Putting Worldly No-Till Knowledge To Work

After 20-plus years of research, consulting and no-till enthusiasm, ‘No-Till Bill’ has purchased a farm and is taking his own advice.
After years of helping countless farmers make a lot of money, I finally decided to try and make a go of it myself. In 2007 I bought 7,000 acres of farmable ground in northeast Morawa, Australia, and am now officially a no-till farmer and consultant.
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40 Legends Of The Past 40 Years

Check out these highly talented folks who’ve had a tremendous impact on no-till since 1972.

As part of the 40th anniversary of publishing No-Till Farmer, we’ve selected a group of 40 individuals who have made tremendous contributions to the growth and popularity of no-till.

Editor's Note: This article is from the November 2011 issue of No-Till Farmer Conservation Tillage Guide. Not all details are current of this electronic posting.


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No-Till Grows Beyond The Borders

Controlled traffic, cover crops and continuous no-till are boosting yields and profitability in South America, Australia and elsewhere as worldwide no-till acres near 300 million.
To gauge the world’s supply of arable farming acres, an agricultural expert once compared Earth to the size of an apple, cut into 32 slices. The number of acres suitable for food production represents only one slice, and the apple’s skin represents the world’s supply of topsoil.
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Once Again, Plenty of Great Cropping Ideas Found At No-Tillage Conference

Celebrating its 10th year, the National No-Tillage Conference again delivered plenty of valuable cropping ideas from 55 speakers and networking with attendees in the hotel hallways.
Despite safety concerns since the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, the 10th annual National No-Tillage Conference attracted 682 attendees to St. Louis, Mo.
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Why You’re On The Right Track With No-Till

The long-term conversion to no-till could have more impact than any other innovation on Third World food production.
While no-till was used on 17.5 percent of all ground in the United States and made up 47.9 percent of all acres that were farmed with conservation tillage last year, the adoption of this reduced tillage practice still has a long way to go.
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