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Dakota Lakes Research Farm Hiring New Manager

After many years of service, Dwayne Beck is retiring from Dakota lakes Research Farm, opening up an opportunity for someone interested in applied agronomics. Here's the job posting.
After many years of service, Dwayne Beck is retiring from Dakota lakes Research Farm, opening up an opportunity for someone interested in applied agronomics.
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Integrating Perennial Crops in Annual Crop Rotations

Crop rotation is a beneficial practice that can help reduce the cycle of pests, and spread risk and workload on farms. However annual cropping systems, no matter how diverse, do not develop the deep rooting systems of a native prairie. Learn more about the benefits of perennial crops from South Dakota State University.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling: Leveling Up and Paring Down for Better No-Till Results

Integrating no-till, then cover crops, cattle, compost, autoinducers and more are ramping up performance for this Colorado dryland producer.
We keep hitting new levels with our no-till system. There’s no stopping and it keeps farming interesting — certainly more interesting than the traditional wheat-fallow rotation we used to follow.
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In Depth: The Money-Making Power of Soil Microbes

Reducing soil disturbance, increasing plant diversity and adding livestock to farms accelerates soil health and productivity, helping growers stay profitable, soil experts say.
The challenge ahead for farmers is to produce more food on a declining land area, with soils and ecosystems that are continually being degraded — all while using less water, energy and natural resources under difficult economic circumstances.
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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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Will Politics Affect Your Crop Rotation?

Two of the biggest issues President Trump focused on during his election campaign were ending illegal immigration, mainly from Mexico, and trade policy. And now U.S. corn farmers may feel the backlash of that agenda.
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[Podcast] How to Diversify Your No-Till Rotation

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., the director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Dwayne Beck continues discussing the importance of diversity in a cropping system and how to create a rotation that’s not consistent in either sequence or interval.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., the director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Dwayne Beck continues discussing the importance of diversity in a cropping system and how to create a rotation that’s not consistent in either sequence or interval.
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[Podcast] Why You Need Diversity in Your No-Till System

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., the director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Dwayne Beck discusses the importance of diversity in a cropping system and the consequences a grower may face if his system isn’t diversified enough.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., the director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Dwayne Beck discusses the importance of diversity in a cropping system and the consequences a grower may face if his system isn’t diversified enough.
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