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Why I Got Into No-Till

Jon Stevens is a no-till and strip-till farmer in Rock Creek, Minn. Because of a shortened growing season, he is experimenting with interseeding cover crops, using clovers, ryegrass, vetch and oats.
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Soil Testing, Cover Crops Prove Crucial to Fertility Management

The 10th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners utilizes yield maps, cover crops and variable-rate application in their successful quest for nutrient efficiency.
Recognized for their successful fertility practices, Jake Kaderly of Monticello, Wis., Stuart Lawrence of Rosetown, Saskatchewan and Richard Lyons of Harvel, Ill., were honored as the 10th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners at the 2018 National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville.
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Conquering Stubborn Soils and Residue with a Switch to Strip-Till

Seeding and fertilizing experimentation enables Nebraska farmers to better manage residue, convert poor fields into pivotal performers.
Conventional wisdom is overrated for Nickerson, Neb., farmers Kirk Brand and Brent Willnerd, especially when it comes to getting the most out of their 2,600-acre corn and soybean operation.
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No-Till, Cover Crops Improve Feed Quality, Limit Erosion and Build Soil Health

Reducing sediment and phosphorus runoff, improving soil health and reducing operational risk are goals for no-till dairy farmer Dan Brick.
Managing a dairy farm that traces its roots back 170 years isn’t out of the ordinary for Greenleaf, Wis., no-tiller Dan Brick. The fact that Brickstead Dairy is Wisconsin’s 2017 Leopold Conservation Award recipient, however, is a fairly recent development.
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Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

3/6/18
McIntosh Center Ohio Northern University
402 West College Ave.
Ada, OH
United States
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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."

Cover Crops from the Corn Belt and Beyond

From Texas to North Dakota, to Ontario and Kentucky, here are how some no-tillers from across the Corn Belt and into the Great Plains are using cover crops on their farms and the benefits they're witnessing.

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