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Crop Residue Affects Soil Life Between Growing Seasons

After harvest in the fall, farmers take the harvested crops to market or store them on their farm. They don't take the whole plant from the field, though. The leftover parts of the plant, like the stalk and leaves from corn, remain in the field. This debris is called crop residue. Read more in this article from Phys.org and the American Society of Agronomy.
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Do We Still Only Have 60 Harvests Left?

With the passing of National Ag Day last week, we celebrate what’s been done to improve the sustainability of farming operations, but look ahead to what we must do to preserve and protect food security for future generations.
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No, No, No... ‘He Chisel Plowed My 30-Year No-Tilled Ground’

It may take 6 years to return this long-term no-tilled ground to the superior soil quality it enjoyed before this tillage fiasco took place.
In November of 2017, a long-time Corn Belt no-tiller came upon a shocking scene: One of his no-till fields was being chisel plowed by a misinformed tractor driver, working for a multi-thousand acre operator who thought the field was among some of his newly rented ground.
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[Podcast] Compaction and Controlled Traffic with Randall Reeder

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with Randall Reeder, who has done years of research on ridge till, strip till, no-till and conventional tillage through his work at the Hoytville Research Station in northwest Ohio.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Randall Reeder, who has done years of research on ridge-till, strip-till no-till and conventional tillage through his work at the Hoytville Research Station in northwest Ohio.
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Strip-Till Conversion Mellows Tough U.K. Soils

Turning to a modified strip-till setup that includes cover crops, Alex Shutes is saving time and money and seeing improved soil conditions with little or no yield drag.
A few years ago as circumstances changed on his farm, Alex Shutes faced the task of raising several spring and winter crops in a tillage-intensive system as a one-man operation. It seemed like a daunting task.
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Rolling Down Cover Crops

Originally developed in South America, over the last decade roller-crimpers have become more popular in the U.S. as more no-tillers add cover crops to their system. These photos show some of the rollers invented and how some no-tillers are using them on their operations. To learn more about rollers and crimpers, see the article “Rolling, Crimping Can Help No-Tillers Use Covers Better."

No-Tillers Share Their Planter & Drill Setups

No-tillers from across the country share how they've set up their no-till planters to handle their specific conditions and help them achieve their goals.

Tweaking Plans for More Profits

Jordan and Katie Hancock of Fulton, Ky., have made adjustments to their equipment and cropping rotation in attempts to protect and improve their soils and profits. To learn about their operation, see the article “Adjusting Equipment, Adding Crops Improves No-Till Operation” from the October 2015 issue.

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