Back in 2010, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter and his son, Mike, traveled to the Palouse area of eastern Washington to visit John Aeschliman, who’s been successfully no-tilling in the region for more than 40 years. Named one of the 25 No-Till Living Legends, no-till has allowed Aeschliman to successfully farm in an area that receives as little as 12 inches annual moisture and has slopes as steep as 60%.
Click on the articles below to learn more about Aeschliman’s operation.
No-Till Works Under Tough Conditions
What I’ve Learned from No-Tilling: Do More With Less!
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With more than 1,700 companies from 42 different countries, the SIMA International Agribusiness Show emphasized methods and machinery designed to improve long-term sustainability. Here are some new products featured at the event. For more details on these products and other highlights, keep an eye out for the May 2017 issue of No-Till Farmer magazine.
As part of the 25th anniversary of the National No-Tillage Conference, the staff of No-Till Farmer honored 25 active individuals who have made no-till work and grow over the years. The 25 Living Legends are listed in alphabetical order.
With over 850 exhibitors, the editors of No-Till Farmer and sister publications Farm Equipment and Precision Farming Dealer made the trek to Louisville last month to see what is new on the market this year at the National Farm Machinery Show. Here are some highlights from the show.
Originally developed in South America, over the last decade roller-crimpers have become more popular in the U.S. as more no-tillers add cover crops to their system. These photos show some of the rollers invented and how some no-tillers are using them on their operations. To learn more about rollers and crimpers, see the article “Rolling, Crimping Can Help No-Tillers Use Covers Better."
From Texas to North Dakota, to Ontario and Kentucky, here are how some no-tillers from across the Corn Belt and into the Great Plains are using cover crops on their farms and the benefits they're witnessing.
No-tillers from across the country share how they've set up their no-till planters to handle their specific conditions and help them achieve their goals.
In fall of 2015, No-Till Farmer visited no-till veteran Jerry Jackson during soybean harvest. The Byron, Ill., corn and soybean no-tiller committed to the practice 27 years ago by selling all of his tillage equipment and diving in headfirst. Today he’s focused on building up his residue, perfecting his fertility program, adding cover crops and keeping weeds at bay. You can learn more about Jackson’s operation in the February 2016 issue of Conservation Tillage Guide: Clean Rows, Focused Fertility Keep No-Till Going Strong.
The National No-Tillage Conference celebrated its 25th anniversary this January in St. Louis and featured many memorable highlights, including a panel of attendees who've been to every conference, 25 individuals named "No-Till Legends," and a special exhibit on the history of no-till.