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Closing the ‘Brown Gap’ with Big Covers and Crop Rotation

Virginia grower Paul Davis shares how he transitioned from no-till-only to a varied mix of covers and cash crops to reduce nutrient inputs and boost soil quality.
Virginia grower Paul Davis shares how he transitioned from no-till-only to a varied mix of covers and cash crops to reduce nutrient inputs and boost soil quality.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

No-Till and Cover Crops Give Tired Soils New Life

It was an uphill battle, but these Missouri no-tillers returned productivity to a heavily depleted farm.
A cross-state move and knowing the potential of no-till bought our family and the land we purchased a fresh start. A commitment to cover crops gave us a mid-race boost we’re still riding.
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No-Tillers Stay Flexible to Get the Most from Cereal Rye

A new cover crop seeding rig, an ATV sprayer and a lot of patience helped this Ohio family improve tough soils and stabilize yields with no-till and cereal rye.
When Nathan Wilson first considered no-tilling corn and soybeans he was worried it might not work well. He had seen some poor stands and weed control problems on other farms and field days. But it turned out Nathan just needed to set foot on the right farm to see the possibilities.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Balancing Nutrients Restores Soils While Raising No-Till Yields

Cover cropping every acre, along with several applications of nitrogen and manure, allow Steve Berger to protect his land and raise healthy crops.
Location, location, location. That’s honestly one of the reasons I’ve been successful in no-till over the years. I’m not talking about the land, though — it’s the people I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by.
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