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There’s No Competing With Long-Term No-Till

After jumping into no-till practices more than 2 decades ago, Iowa no-tiller Randy Caviness has been rewarded with more fertile soils, earlier planting and a stronger balance sheet to compete with neighbors.
Even as no-till was growing during the 1980s, Randy Caviness wasn’t completely convinced about the practice. He worried about weed control, and he hadn’t seen many examples of no-tilled crops working very well in his area.
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Forget About All The Hype! No-Tillers Don’t Want To Lose Any Nutrient, Soil And Environmental Benefits From Selling Residue Out Of Their Fields

No-tillers definitely understand the value of leaving residue in their corn fields. They recognize that corn stalks, leaves, husks and cobs help reduce soil losses, provide cheap nutrients, trim greenhouse emission levels, boost moisture levels, help organic matter, improve soil quality, reduce compaction and increase crop productivity.
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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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Tips For No-Tilling ‘Lean And Green’

No-tillers who do their own onfarm research can harvest the data needed to make better decisions about their farm systems and inputs.
One way no-tillers can make their farms more profitable is to put their management decisions under a closer microscope and determine if they’re making the right choices about fertilizers, hybrids/varieties, row spacing or equipment
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No-Tilling Is No Remedy For A Shortage Of Moisture

While finding ways to save moisture in a drought is important, the real benefits of no-till are most apparent with normal weather conditions.
Most no-tillers will agree that no-till saved considerable moisture last summer when compared to their neighbors using more intensive tillage systems. For many, the extra moisture resulted in higher yields and income in a growing season that was far from ideal.
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