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[Podcast] It’s All About Carbon: Building a Thriving Soil Biological Community

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, we're discussing healthy soils and diverse organisms with Dennis Chessman, the team leader for the NRCS Soil Health Division in Lexington, Ky.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, we're discussing healthy soils and diverse organisms with Dennis Chessman, the team leader for the NRCS Soil Health Division in Lexington, Ky.
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Are Soil Nematodes Beneficial Or Harmful?

Nematodes are often talked about in a quiet fearful voice. The image of the small microscopic worms can bring grown men to their knees. Unfortunately like many things in our world, a few? apples have ruined the entire bushel.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Cover Crops, Residue Whip No-Till Fields Into Shape

Since retiring from a local shop, Michigan no-tiller Larry Bonnell is using his extra time to focus on putting soil, microbes, insects and crops to work in his no-till system.
On a chilly November day 2 years ago, I was deer hunting in one of the fence rows I’ve left to help manage erosion in my hilly fields.
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Are Your No-Till Soils Getting A Balanced Diet?

Fertility expert Neal Kinsey covers all the basics necessary for nurturing soils so they become a thriving, productive living system.
“Not only is each individual element necessary, but a balance of all soil elements is necessary...”— Neal Kinsey. Fertility expert Neal Kinsey covers all the basics necessary for nurturing soils so they become a thriving, productive living system.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: No-Till Is Good For Everyone!

No-till is now at the point where it not only can improve soil structure and stop erosion, but could also have far-reaching effects on consumer preferences and human health.
One of the first things I like to do when I talk to no-till farmers is to explain why my long title – rhizosphere ecologist – fits right in with what they’re trying to achieve with direct seeding or no-tilling. (The terms are generally interchangeable).
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