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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: No-Till, Cover Crops and Wheat Pull Farm Out of a Yield Rut

Yields had stalled for Dick and Chris Nissen until no-till, tiling, cover crops and wheat helped them manage water issues and improve their soils.
Our farm hit a plateau in the 1990s. Yields were flat and we just weren’t making the gains we thought we should be. It’s not that we sought out no-till as the magic solution; we just knew we had to try something different, as conventional tillage wasn’t cutting it.
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From the Desk of Laura Barrera

Cover Crops Prove Profitable in 2015

Once again, growers who seed cover crops have higher yields — and profits — than those who don’t, say the results of Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) and Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)’s fourth annual Cover Crop Survey.
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How Cover Crops Pay Off in a Continuous No-Till System

Cover crops involve some expense, but Rulon Enterprises in Arcadia, Ind., finds they do more than pay their way in their no-till system of 20-plus years.
There's no cash in cover crops, Ken Rulon says, just tremendous value. And if no-tillers stick to the system, they can see both yield and cost benefits in the long run.
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Drill Modifications Fit Needs

These Washington no-tillers built their own no-till drill to direct seed steep slopes.
To stop erosion on slopes as steep as 50 percent in the Skyrocket Hills near Prescott, Wash., Mike Thomas, Sr. and his son Mike, Jr., haven’t cultivated any ground since 1985.
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A Brazilian Perspective To Making Continuous No-Till Work - Franke Dijkstra - NNTC 2015 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Franke Dijkstra gave U.S. no-tillers a glimpse into the workings of South American no-till sys- tems at the 4th annual conference in 1996. The Brazilian no-tiller returns 19 years later to share more lessons learned over the past 2 decades.

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