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The Nitrogen Debate in No-Till

Recently there has been a bit of controversy over an article published in the January 23 issue of the Western Producer. In it, a soil scientist named Dave Franzen, claimed that in long term zero-till fields he observed up to 50 lb. /ac. more nitrogen available each year than in a conventionally tilled… Read More »

Bio-pesticides, Biochar, and Bio-till (no-till)

A recent press release regarding “greener” agricultural technologies does miss the mark regarding the three bio’s, in my view. While I agree that biopesticides will be a big tool of the future, I cannot see biochar ever being more than a researchers delight. The practicality of… Read More »

Definitions: What is No-Till?

No-till is defined by the author [Bill Crabtree] as sowing without prior cultivation while disturbing less than 20% of the topsoil. There are many different tillage terms-however I believe the main and/or useful ones are:

• Multiple tillage-two or more tillages before seeding (replaces the term… Read More »

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