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No-Till Learning, Results Take Center Stage at NNTC

No-tillers from around the world gathered in the Gateway to the West for valuable lessons in farm management and cutting-edge field research at the 28th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
Nearly 1,000 no-tillers gathered at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis in January to swap ideas and learn how to improve their no-till operations at the 28th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
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No-Till Management Improves Soil Biological Health

One of the newest frontiers for scientific discovery, soil is offering new insights into the benefits of no-till farm management. A recent study by South Dakota State University, measuring 8 different enzymes, bacteria, fungi, organic carbon and nitrogen, found significant improvements in no-till fields compared to conventionally tilled fields.
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Putting Quorum Sensing to Work in Your No-Tilled Soils

No-tillers must embrace diversity in plants and soil microbes to unlock the power of quorum sensing, improve ag production and deal with climate change, says Christine Jones.
If you've ever been to a meeting that requires a quorum — a minimum number of representatives attending in order to make a decision, you’re on the way to understanding “quorum sensing” as it relates to soil health.
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In Depth: The Money-Making Power of Soil Microbes

Reducing soil disturbance, increasing plant diversity and adding livestock to farms accelerates soil health and productivity, helping growers stay profitable, soil experts say.
The challenge ahead for farmers is to produce more food on a declining land area, with soils and ecosystems that are continually being degraded — all while using less water, energy and natural resources under difficult economic circumstances.
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