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Take Time to Recognize the Best Among Us

Recently I came across a Tweet from cover crop educator Steve Groff, who collected a sample of “snirt” — windblown snow and dirt — from field near his farm in Pennsylvania that was being tilled. Read More
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Putting Quorum Sensing to Work in Your No-Tilled Soils

If you've ever been to a meeting that requires a quorum — a minimum number of representatives attending in order to make a decision, you’re on the way to understanding “quorum sensing” as it relates to soil health. Read More

[Podcast] Understanding Nutrient Cycling and Soil Tests

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we catch up with Ray Ward of Ward Laboratories, at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference where he gets into the nitty-gritty on nutrients that are removed from a field during harvest or foraging. Read More

[Video] A New Era for Cross Slot in North America

Lewis Krueger, CEO of Cross Slot No-Till Systems in Appleton, Wis., talks about the unique seed delivery mechanism of the Cross Slot drill, how the gangs can be raised and lowered for different row spacing options, and some design and production changes that are in the works now that these machines are being made in the U.S. Read More

[Video] Hawkins Mfg. Unveils Core Planter Frame Toolbar

Bill Adams, Factory to Farm PRO for Hawkins Manufacturing, gives a run down of their new Core Planter Frame, including increased down force from the half-inch think steel frame, integrated tie down mounts and the hydraulic down force system on the wings. Read More

Top No-Till Stories from September 2019

In case you missed them, here are the items that have garnered the most interest from farmers in the month of September. Read More
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5 Tips for Soil Health Test Sampling

Soil health tests can help you understand whether you have the microbial activity to supply nutrients to plants or whether your soil structure is sufficient to allow air and water to flow. If you’re going to send soil samples to a lab, the quality of samples you collect is very important. Here are a few rules of thumb for soil health test sampling from the University of Minnesota. Read More

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