Utilizing cover crops can boost soil health, reduce pests, and cycle nutrients.
If no-till builds soil health, then converting CRP land that hasn’t been tilled for a decade should be ideal. Right? Well, yes and no. There are advantages, and there are challenges.
As no-till farmers since 2001, Mitch and Andy Hoenhause of Lisbon, North Dakota, never considered traditional cultivation when they began taking acres out of the CRP six years ago.
Farmers try new practices to manage risk.
Planting a cover crop early while adding fertilizer works for these North Dakota brothers.
Never heard of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi? You’ll want to. Practices that help spawn AMF will improve your farm’s soil.
Rain simulator helps visualize how water flows off fields with different tillage types.
Minnesota farmer makes strip-till work on his continuous corn acres.
Ranch stays in the family for five generations by embracing sustainable practices and by adding agritourism.
Here’s how tiling can slice salinity on suspect soils with a high water table.
Clearing trees is easy with homemade tool that fits on the pallet forks of a payloader.