No-Till Highlights: November 25, 2022

No-till farmer Editors will find a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique insight into no-till farming in North America and the world. Here’s our favorite content from across the web over the last week:


The best of the web this week is brought to you by TOTAL ACRE.

TOTAL ACRE is a 3-year program for growers motivated to improve through change and technology, bringing hundreds of growers nationwide to learn from two of the world’s highest-yielding farmers, Randy Dowdy and David Hula. Every Total Acre grower benefits from four two-day farm camps each year, a dynamic, customized software system, and community support that goes well beyond the program.

See David and Randy at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis!


Kansas No-Tiller wins the 2022 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award

Almena, Kan., No-Tiller Michael Thompson knew his family’s land could not afford to lose any more topsoil to wind and rain. He turned to no-till and other conservation practices to preserve his land and has been rebuilding his soul ever since. This YouTube video highlights his Leopold Prize-winning surgery. Congratulations Michael!


No-till drill crash

This photo, posted by Ethan Neises to the John Deere Single Disc Drills and Air-Seeders Facebook group, shows the dangers of sharing the road with cars. He says to make room for a car, he moved over with his 43-foot drill while driving downhill with a full cart, and quickly the whipping action began. “Before I knew it, the engine was running at 2500 rpm because of the cart being pushed.” We’re glad no one was hurt!

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Expert: Herbicides will be scarce in 2023

University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley tells AgWeb that everything he’s hearing from retailers, economists and other industry players suggests herbicide shortages will continue into 2023. “Plan, plan, plan.” Ask Bradley about your toughest weed problems at the 2023 National No-Till Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. He will present his best weed control strategies for soybeans and corn during the conference. The full program can be found here.


Regenerative Ag: The Future of Agriculture or ‘Greenwashing’ Fad?

Companies like Pepsi and Cargill pay farmers to implement regenerative and “climate-friendly” farming practices like no-till and cover crops, but does supporting the companies mean regen ag is here to stay? This Fast Company article examines the food industry’s investments in regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration.

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Oklahoma No-Tiller: Soil health is an important part of the carbon discussion

Speaking of regenerative agriculture, Oklahoma direct farmer Jimmy Emmons says terms like regenerative and climate-friendly agriculture can be confusing for farmers, but it’s important to understand how much carbon is stored in the soil and how the soil works. “Everyone is trying to make money,” he says in this Progressive Farmer article on carbon programs. “Whether you’re trying to trade the carbon or try to store the carbon on the farm side as well, I just don’t think we’re there yet.”

Agriculture is credited with an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and other industries rely on carbon credits provided by farmers to meet their environmental goals.

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TOTAL ACRE is a 3-year program for growers motivated to improve through change and technology, bringing hundreds of growers nationwide to learn from two of the world’s highest-yielding farmers, Randy Dowdy and David Hula. Every Total Acre grower benefits from four two-day farm camps each year, a dynamic, customized software system, and community support that goes well beyond the program.

See David and Randy at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis!

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