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No-Till’s List of Legends

This roster of influencers has a tremendous legacy on no-till since its modest start in 1962.
As part of the 60th anniversary of no-till’s first commercial acres in 1962, No-Till Farmer updated its No-Till Legends list following the 30th anniversary of the National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville, Ky. This roster of “No-Till Legends” includes outstanding growers, educators and suppliers who have played a key role in the growth of no-till from 0 to 110 million acres in 6 decades.
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Zapping Weeds, Smashing Seeds

With growing concerns about herbicide resistance, Australia no-tillers are looking at new non-chemical ways to control serious weed problems. While the 2013 no-till acreage in Australia was 43.7 million acres, there’s some thought that the country’s no-till acres have declined in recent years due to herbicide resistance worries.
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Light Tillage Not the Answer

A few months back, Ohio State University agronomists produced a website article suggesting that no-tillers consider limited tillage. They felt numerous concerns with soil damage, weed control and disease pathogens and insects that survive on crop residue could be remedied with light tillage.
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Audio: Water Conservation Lessons From Australia

A visiting researcher and Fulbright scholar from Australia, Neil Saintilan, shares his experiences as a scientific advisor to water use policy makers in one of Australia's largest water basins, as that region strives to conserve water while maintaining agricultural productivity.
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Why Don’t More Folks No-Till?

In midsummer, retired Ohio State University ag engineer Randall Reeder met with a group of Western Australian no-till farmers that were looking at U.S. agriculture. While touring Dave Brandt’s no-till corn, soybean and cover-crop operation at Carroll, Ohio, and viewing neighboring fields that were still being tilled, there were questions on why more American growers don’t no-till.
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Doing More With Less Water

Like many no-tillers in North America, Australian no-tillers are concerned with the impact of changing climate and drought conditions. However, no-till and several other innovative ideas have helped the country’s wheat growers deal with reduced water supplies while boosting yields over the past 3 decades.
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Doing More With Less Water

Like many no-tillers in North America, Australian no-tillers are concerned with the impact of changing climate and drought conditions. However, no-till and several other innovative ideas have helped the country’s wheat growers deal with reduced water supplies while boosting yields over the past 3 decades.
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A Snapshot of No-Till ‘Down Under’ in Australia - Steve Lanyon - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

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After visiting the U.S. more than a decade ago, Steve Lanyon and his father returned to the family farm in Victoria, Australia, and decided to implement no-till on the farm. Since then, Lanyon has watched his soil structure improve and yields increase without making changes to applied fertilizer rates. In this presentation, Lanyon gives an overview of his farm and the adjustments he’s made to the 10,000-acre operation since adopting no-till, including the decision to move to narrow rows and precision technology, as well as the return on investment he’s realizing.

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