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Case Closed: Soil Tests Confirm No-Till Success

Better equipment, residue-producing crops and plenty of persistence have keyed Steve Hoffman’s no-till transition in the Texas Panhandle.
Organic-matter readings from soil tests pretty much sum up the success Steve Hoffman has seen converting his farm in the Texas Panhandle to no-till practices.
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Tips and Tools for Managing Those ‘Bulletproof’ Weeds

With herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth and kochia marching across the Plains, growers must focus on rotating chemistries, slowing down their spray rig and mixing products properly, experts say.
Herbicide-resistant weeds are nothing new in the farming landscape, but “bulletproof” Palmer amaranth and kochia are becoming more of a concern because of the long-standing reliance on glyphosate applications.
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Tighter Canopies, More Stubble Help Dairy’s No-Till Transition

New Mexico grower Zachary Cordel and farm manager Nick Pipkin say grain crops are proving to be good soil holders, while reduced tillage and manure applications are building organic matter.
Zachary Cordel already appreciated no-tilling from his days on the farm with his father in Cocker City, Kan., north of Salina. During the 5 years Zachary spent at college, and a subsequent 2 years of missionary work, his father went from tilling fields on their farm to becoming excited about conservation and stewarding the land, and he's now no-tilled for 12 years.
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Getting Ahead of the Dryland Curve with No-Till

Kress, Texas no-tiller Cody Gruhlkey says reduced tillage on his 8,000-acre farm has reduced crusting, improved wheat yields and made the family’s farm more competitive in challenging conditions.
Figuratively speaking, you could say that 17 years of no-tilling has grown Cody Gruhlkey a barnful of beautifully restored antique tractors on his 8,000-acre farming operation near Kress in the Texas Panhandle.
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Succeeding at No-Till Without ‘Chasing Acres’

After nearly quitting on agriculture, Jonathan Cobb is rebuilding his family’s central Texas farm through no-till practices, intense cover-crop mixes and rotational grazing to amass ‘soil wealth.’
Less is proving more for Jonathan Cobb — fewer acres, lower expenses for equipment, fertilizers and herbicides and more hope about his future in farming.
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Sell The Plows, Selling Out To No-Till

Texas growers Todd and Brian Vincent rely on a large self-propelled sprayer, residue layers and mellow, absorbent soils to raise productive no-till cotton and wheat.

Nineteen years into no-till farming, Todd Vincent was convinced he would probably never plow again on his family’s 3,000-acre operation in the Texas High Plains, if it weren't for the howling winds accompanying a lingering drought.


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