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A True Friend of No-Till Passes Away

Long-time Purdue University agricultural economist Howard Doster passed away on February 13, 2020, at his home in Waynesville, Ohio. The 86-year-old Ohio State University graduate believed passionately in both the environmental and economic benefits of no-tilling for Midwestern growers.
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[Podcast] Maximizing Sunlight and Carbon with Intercropping

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we caught up with Gaston, Indiana, no-tiller Jason Mauck by phone and he shared some details about how his ever-evolving Constant Canopy system works and some of the experiments he’s been implementing to utilize the abundant manure generated by the 12,000 hogs in his operation.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we caught up with Gaston, Indiana, no-tiller Jason Mauck by phone and he shared some details about how his ever-evolving Constant Canopy system works and some of the experiments he’s been implementing to utilize the abundant manure generated by the 12,000 hogs in his operation.
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Topdressing Wheat with Nitrogen: Timing, Application Methods, Sources and Rates

With the recent precipitation and snowfall some wheat fields in central and southern Kansas have started to show initial levels of spring greenup, and might be starting to develop spring tillers. Thus, now is a good time to start planning for topdressing nitrogen — especially for those wheat fields that emerged last fall, says Kansas State University Extension.
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Do Soils Need a Low-Salt Diet?

New findings suggest soils exposed to salt release more greenhouse gas
Doctors often tell their patients to reduce their salt intake as part of a healthy lifestyle. While you may try to keep an eye on your personal salt intake, researchers from Virginia Tech are taking a look at how much salt there is in the soil under your feet.
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