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Diversified Crops and Grazing Cattle Provide No-Till Benefits

Northwest Kansas no-tiller says his soil building and nutrient cycling didn’t start until he added livestock to his diversified farming operation. He credits grazing and cover crops for erosion control and yield increases.
When Michael Thompson was 18 he envisioned himself joining his parents in their farming operation in northwestern Kansas and becoming a dedicated, 100% cash grain farmer. However, life and generations of conventional farming got in the way.
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Cover Crop Considerations after Small Grain Harvest

Cover crops can be used for different reasons, such as to provide soil erosion protection, alleviate compaction, control weeds, fix atmospheric nitrogen for the next crop, harvest for hay, and as a grazing resource. The reason for using a cover crop will determine which species or mixture of species you choose, as well as how you manage it.
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Cover Cropping 2,500 Acres

Tom Gasper of North Vernon, Ind., talks about the benefits his family's no-till operation is seeing from using cover crops on more than 2,000 acres, the species they’re using and why they decided to have their covers aerially seeded.
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Focus on Conservation Fuels Low-Cost Production, Long-Term No-Till Future

Contour farming, no-till, cover crops and a sustainable farming cycle are allowing Wisconsin No-TIller Jack Herricks and his family to remain profitable and viable for future generations to come.
When Jack Herricks was 12 years old, his neighbor told him something about the importance of conservation that would stick with him through his whole life.
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20 Ways To Build Better No-Till Soils

World-renowned soil scientist and Rhizoterra co-founder Jill Clapperton shares tips and insights about no-tilled soils that could help growers lower their productivity costs and increase yields.
While the purpose behind modern no-tilling can sometimes get lost in the machinations of fertilizers, machines and GPS signals, Jill Clapperton offered as a simple example of how crop residue fuels no-till systems.
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