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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Continuing a No-Till Legacy

Red Oak, Iowa, grower Jason McCunn is picking up the no-till tradition that his grandfather helped pioneer in their area.
No-till, to one degree or another, is the standard practice in our area. It’s really all I’ve ever known. That’s how my grandpa farmed, and how my father farmed. It’s also one of the reasons I’ve been able to move back to the farm with my wife and children and work the land full time.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: 30 Years Of Cover Crops Anchor No-Till System

Sharp increases in organic matter and vasity reduced fertilizer cost are just a couple of the benefits that David Brandt has realized on his Ohio farm.
When I planted my first cover crop — cereal rye — in 1978 to control erosion on poorly drained, hilly clay soils, I had no idea what the full ramifications of that decision would be. Since then, cover crops have become the anchor of a diverse crop rotation in our continuous no-till system.
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