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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: No-Till, Along with Longer Rotations, Makes for Great Grazing and Improving Soils

A balance of cash crops and forage mixes used for intensive grazing helps keep Plum Thicket Farms moving in the right direction.
We weren’t farmers when my family moved to northwest Nebraska in 1995. I grew up in the mountains of Colorado with my mom, Nancy, who was working as a veterinarian and my dad, Rex, an architect.
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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

A Story Worth Telling

In case you missed it, yet another powerful testimonial to the benefits of no-till practices aired recently, this time on a major cable TV channel.
In case you missed it, yet another powerful testimonial to the benefits of no-till practices aired recently, this time on a major cable TV channel.
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[Podcast] The Shoulders on Which We Stand ... The Living Legends of No-Till History

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast series, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we hear directly from Frank Lessiter, long-time editor of <em>No-Till Farmer</em>, who has covered no-tillage for 45 years.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast series, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we hear directly from Frank Lessiter, long-time editor of No-Till Farmer, who has covered no-tillage for 45 years.
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From the Desk of Laura Barrera

Will Politics Affect Your Crop Rotation?

Two of the biggest issues President Trump focused on during his election campaign were ending illegal immigration, mainly from Mexico, and trade policy. And now U.S. corn farmers may feel the backlash of that agenda.
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[Podcast] How to Diversify Your No-Till Rotation

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., the director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Dwayne Beck continues discussing the importance of diversity in a cropping system and how to create a rotation that’s not consistent in either sequence or interval.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., the director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Dwayne Beck continues discussing the importance of diversity in a cropping system and how to create a rotation that’s not consistent in either sequence or interval.
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[Podcast] Why You Need Diversity in Your No-Till System

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., the director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Dwayne Beck discusses the importance of diversity in a cropping system and the consequences a grower may face if his system isn’t diversified enough.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., the director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Dwayne Beck discusses the importance of diversity in a cropping system and the consequences a grower may face if his system isn’t diversified enough.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: When Wet Or Dry, No-Till Rotations, Covers And Cattle Are The Answer

The Cowans adopted no-till because of drought, but found intense rotations and cover crops helped them deal with today’s excess moisture.
My father, Art, truly stumbled into no-till by pure happenstance. In the early 1980s he decided he needed to get away for a day or two so he took a drive to North Dakota.
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Beating Weeds, Diseases and Insects with Diverse No-Till Rotations - Dwayne Beck - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Weeds, diseases and insects are nature’s way of adding diversity to a system that lacks it. You can try to find technologies that can control all the problems that pop up, or you can prevent most of them by providing beneficial diversity of your own. Dwayne Beck explains why no-tillers will want to rediscover rotational techniques for managing pests, especially with current cost/price ratios. The director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm near Pierre, S.D., shares why crop rotations that are consistent in sequence or interval provide opportunity for weeds and insects. He also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of different types of rotation.

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The Need for Transformation in Your No-Till System - Dwayne Beck - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Almost all change in agriculture is and has been incremental. For the most part, no-till systems differ little from conventional systems. If we’re going to solve the environmental issues and energy issues we face, we must take a different approach. Dwayne Beck discusses how we can do things differently to solve these problems, specifically with crop rotation. The director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm in Pierre, S.D., shares how crop rotation is more complex than simply adding wheat or cover crops. He talks about how to look at your system and find the things that let you avoid many of the problems that are now costing you lots of money and a loss of productivity.

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