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It’s Not Just About Today

It would be easy to lower expectations when you’re only getting 12-14 inches of precipitation each year. But that’s not the case for Steve and Becky Camp, who converted to no-till and made big changes in their rotation to keep something growing on their land as much of the growing season as possible.
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Better Soils with the No-Till System

A publication to help farmers understand and improve their soil health through no-till systems.
Productive agriculture depends on healthy soil. Soil guarantees that nutrients are made available in sufficient amounts during a plant’s life cycle and it holds water that is then available to plants. It also provides many critical ecosystem functions that are necessary for life. In this free publication from Penn State University, you’ll learn how you can protect this valuable resource through no-till.
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Scout During Harvest To Improve No-Till Benchmarks

Checking no-tilled fields during and after harvest will provide insights into stands, hybrid performance, yield limitations and equipment issues
When it's harvest time, we often get caught up in a flurry of activity. But it's worth the time for no-tillers - especially after the wet planting season last spring — to see what you can learn by scouting your fields during harvest.
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Yellow Field Peas Could Boost No-Till Profits In High Plains

Yellow field peas provide High Plains no-tillers with an excellent wheat transition crop that helps build soil quality and, with recent market developments, have the potential for profitability.
No-tillers across the Nebraska Panhandle and surrounding High Plains region are challenged by low rainfall and high summer temperatures. It’s a double-whammy that limits cropping intensity, as well as crop value.
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Cover Crop Enthusiasm Helps No-Tiller Get More With Less

Spurred on by a payoff in soil quality and reduced inputs, Missouri no-tiller Bruce Bartlett is overcoming cover-crop challenges to improve his no-till system.
Cover crops are driving the roots of Bruce Bartlett’s corn a little deeper into the southwest Missouri soil and delivering bonus fertility to boot.
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No-Tillers Ready To Cash In On Certification

This program will recognize no-tillers that adopt economically viable, sustainable practices to protect the environment and add value to their grain crops.
Pacific Northwest no-tillers will soon be taking advantage of a certification program that will set them apart from other grain growers. And since they’re already no-tilling successfully, many are already well on the way to qualifying for this program aimed at demonstrating sustainable farming practices to consumers.
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