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No-Till Saves Moisture, Hikes Yields in Variable Soils

Elminating tillage gave Jarrod and Terry Lawrence a shot at preserving precious moisture, adding corn to their rotation and boosting production on their highly variable Kansas soils.
On Paper, Jarrod Lawrence and his father Terry are supposed to see about 32 inches of precipitation per year, which should be adequate to raise profitable crops.
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Swapping ‘Jugs’ for Cover Crops Leads to Greener No-Till Future

Matt Griggs says embracing biomass in his fields has improved soil tilth and health, stabilized yields, enhanced weed control and produced a better-looking balance sheet.
When Matt Griggs decided to embark on no-till practices more than a decade ago he was already dealing with a degraded soil resource. More than 100 years of conventional tillage and a monoculture of cotton on his family’s rolling farm ground had caused erosion and stripped soils of organic matter.
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Building a Thriving Soil Biological Community at the 2018 National No-Tillage Conference

NRCS Soil Health Division team leader from Lexington, Ky., to present on healthy soil ecosystems and their important soil functions at the 2018 National No-Tillage Conference.
NRCS Soil Health Division team leader from Lexington, Ky., to present on healthy soil ecosystems and their important soil functions at the 2018 National No-Tillage Conference.
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