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On-Farm Research Validates Benefits of No-Till, Cover Crops

For Minnesota’s Sylling brothers, computer savvy, technical expertise and continuous testing make for impactful improvements in farm management practices.
You might think Myron and Mikal Sylling had it planned before they even left high school. Myron went into computer programming, and seven years later Mikal signed up for two years of John Deere Technician training.
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What I’ve Learned From No-Tilling: Regenerative No-Till Practices Improve Farm, Community

Keeping soil in the field earns this no-tiller profits and saves his community money.
I've served in township government for a quarter century. One never-ending task and expense is cleaning silt from road ditches and culverts — the product of field erosion — and putting it back where it belongs.
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Getting Out of a No-Till Rut with Cover Crops

Seventh-generation farmer Brian Gunderson is finding a new gear for his no-till system with the benefits of cereal rye and other cover crops.
Taking the "long view" of farming comes more naturally to some growers than it does for others. But for Brian Gunderson it may come more naturally because his farm in Waterford, Wis., has been in the family for 170 years.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: No-tilling, Cover Crops Help Tame Troublesome Soils

Abused, heavy clay soils are now almost fluffy and far more productive thanks to careful management focused on improvement.
We went from farming white sugar sand to farming the heaviest of clay soils when my family moved our farming operation from Florida to Alabama in 1989. To say the move made farming a bit different would be a drastic understatement.
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Surviving Pigweed Death Struggle with No-Tilling and Cover Crops

On the verge of bankruptcy from herbicide-resistant weeds, Adam and Seth Chappell discovered they could control weeds and slash inputs by embracing conservation practices.
Back in 2009, Adam Chappell was at the end of his rope. Trying to control pigweeds on the 9,000-acre farm he shares with his brother, Seth, in Cotton Plant, Ark., was a constant fight. They were making 15 trips across the field in per growing season with sprayers and various tillage equipment, spending anywhere from $100-$200 an acre on weed control.
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