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[Podcast] Nuts and Bolts of No-Till Crop Nutrition: What You Need, What You Don’t, and When and Why

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, we welcome John Grove, director of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, to discuss the unique characteristics of no-till soil environments when compared to soils on conventionally tilled farms and how those can affect the availability of nutrients to plants.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, we welcome John Grove, director of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, to discuss the unique characteristics of no-till soil environments when compared to soils on conventionally tilled farms and how those can affect the availability of nutrients to plants.
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If Lawmakers Were to Say ‘Yes,’ Your History with No-Till, Cover Crops and Rotations Could Slice Insurance Costs by $4.50 Per Acre

Passage of a unique concept that got Congressional consideration during the writing of the 2018 Farm Bill could put more dollars in the pockets of no-tillers. It’s an idea that farmers who use no-till, cover crops and conservation-minded crop rotations to protect the soil should be rewarded with an equivalent of auto insurance’s “good driver discount” when it comes to paying crop insurance premiums.
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[Video] Grazing Cover Crops for High Quality Feeding, Soil Health

Herington, Kan., farmer Shawn Tiffany shares how he and his brother, Shane, are utilizing cover crops for high-quality feed and improving soil health at the 32,000-head Tiffany Cattle Co. The operation is primarily a custom cattle-finishing facility that also includes a 1,200-acre farm where corn, winter wheat, silage sorghum and soybeans are no-tilled. Various cover crops are sometimes harvested as a second crop.
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[Podcast] Can I Increase Soil Organic Matter by 1% This Year? – Part 2

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we continue our discussion with Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker on the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we continue our discussion with Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker on the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
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[Podcast] Can I Increase Soil Organic Matter by 1% This Year? – Part 1

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker to discuss the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Penn State University no-till and cover crop researcher Sjoerd Duiker to discuss the thought-provoking topic of increasing soil organic matter.
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[Podcast] Regenerating No-Till Soils After a Season of Saturated Soil

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Barry Fisher, a veteran soil health expert and regional team leader with Indiana’s NRCS office to discuss soil health strategies.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Barry Fisher, a veteran soil health expert and regional team leader with Indiana’s NRCS office to discuss soil health strategies.
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Making a Case for Winter Canola

With low grain prices and a declining wheat acreage, Guy Swanson believes winter canola could replace a considerable amount of the winter wheat grown in the western U.S. The result could be higher incomes for no-tillers, bonus opportunities for turning out a high-quality product and a dramatic reduction in soil erosion.
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Planting Green for Improved Soil Health 1

In part one of a two-part series about planting green, North Dakota State University Extension soil health specialist Abbey Wick is at the soil health demonstration site in Sargent county discussing the results of planting soybeans into a cereal rye cover crop, using a soil pit to illustrate signs of healthy soils.
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Soil Health Reaches Beyond Just No-Till

This guest blog is based on comments originally left by No-Till Farmer reader John Meyer, a no-tiller with 400 acres just west of Stewartville, Minn. His comments were in response to Frank Lessiter’s May 2018 No-Till Farmer column titled, “Same Old Conservation Ideas, Just New Words to Describe Them.”
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Building a Competitive Advantage with No-Till - Dan DeSutter - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

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In an industry driven by marginal cost of production, how do you build a competitive advantage that will allow your operation to earn an economic profit consistently? How do no-till, cover crops and active soil biology combine to enhance long-term results? After recently completing an Eisenhower Fellowship in Australia and New Zealand, no-tiller Dan DeSutter of Attica, Ind., shares his adventures in soil health and discuss the relationship between regenerative agriculture and building a profitable business.

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Soil Health Field Day with Steve Groff

8/21/18
Kauffman Seeds
9218 S. Halstead Road
Hutchinson, KS
United States
Contact: Lisa French

A Soil Health Field Day with cover crop coach Steve Groff, veteran no-tiller Keith Thompson and a local farmer panel will be held in Kansas this month.

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Tweaking Plans for More Profits

Jordan and Katie Hancock of Fulton, Ky., have made adjustments to their equipment and cropping rotation in attempts to protect and improve their soils and profits. To learn about their operation, see the article “Adjusting Equipment, Adding Crops Improves No-Till Operation” from the October 2015 issue.

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