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More than Round and Rubber: The Tires of Tomorrow

Today’s agricultural tires resemble their predecessors in that they are still round and mainly made of rubber. Maintaining a tread and staying inflated may have been enough for years, but modern tire design parameters accounting for soil compaction, improved traction, tread wear, sidewall strength at super-low inflation rates and, increasingly, environmental concerns have permanently changed the way farm equipment engages the soil.
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National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition

Integrating Livestock with a Cover Crop System

A Kansas grower and livestock producer shares how using graze cropping with livestock has helped accelerated soil health benefits during the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition.
Adding livestock to a cover crop system is considered the last step in bringing cover crops full circle in an operation. One Kansas grower and livestock producer shares insights from 35-plus years of no-till, 23 years of cover cropping and using livestock to increase his soil’s health and productivity while significantly reducing input costs.
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[Podcast] The Soil Carbon Solution with Rodale Institute’s Jeff Moyer

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we caught up with Jeff Moyer of the Rodale Institute to talk about a new white paper put out recently by Rodale, called “Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Solution,” which identifies the potential of regenerative ag practices to sequester carbon and improve soil health while feeding the world.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we caught up with Jeff Moyer of Rodale Institute to talk about a new white paper put out recently by Rodale, called “Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Solution,” which identifies the potential of regenerative ag practices to sequester carbon and improve soil health while feeding the world.
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New Tool Accounts for Nitrogen from Cover Crops, Soil Organic Matter

While the wide use of cover crops in rotations with corn in the last decade has resulted in reductions in nutrient pollution and sedimentation, the introduction of cover crops has muddled growers' decision-making regarding how much nitrogen fertilizer to apply to meet their cash crop demands. Researchers at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences say they have developed a new decision-support tool that credits nitrogen mineralization from cover crops and soil organic matter.
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2020 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition

Cover Crops Work for Dairies, Too

A fourth-generation dairyman shares how the largest automated dairy operation in Wisconsin uses cover crops for soil and water stewardship during the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition.
Dairy operations typically have one primary goal: make as much milk as possible, since that is the product they are paid for. Miltrim Farms, a dairy based in Athens, Wis., seeks to not just produce large quantities of milk, but also to be good environmental stewards of the land and water.
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2020 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition

Spice Up Corn & Soybeans with Cover Crops

A Kansas grower shares how his family’s no-till operation has successfully combined cover crops with both corn and soybeans during the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition.
Corn and soybeans are the two most common crops grown in the U.S. But many growers who raise those crops might not know how to break the corn and soy cycle to include cover crops.
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