Category Archives: Conservation Tillage/No Till/Seeding

Articles addressing tillage practices (or lack of) and seeding practices.

COMET Farm Online Tool by USDA

This looks a like a really interesting and powerful tool. It’s purpose, in a nutshell, is to help producers understand and manage their operation to maximize carbon sequestration (and building soil health) and minimize energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. … Continue reading

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Gail Fuller, Winner ASA Conservation Legacy Award

Great video! It speaks for itself. Very important perspective of sustainable vs. regenerative agriculture. Thanks to Brown’s Ranch on Facebook for sending this news out.

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Planning to Plant Into CRP In 2013? Consider Sunflowers!

The following article points out some interesting benefits of planting to sunflowers in former CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) land in the U.S. It’s on page 12 of the digital version. Pay special attention to the part covering tillage. If your … Continue reading

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Soil Organic Matter (SOM) – The Principle Focus Of Soil Health

Staying a little divergent from the norm – I want to interject some of my own observations & thoughts in soil health/quality, although not really my own as my knowledge base has been built up for many years by so many folks … Continue reading

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Study: “Increasing Cropping System Diversity Balances Productivity, Profitability and Environmental Health”

This link is to a very rigorous study spearheaded by USDA and university researchers in Iowa on the Marsden Farm. The publication itself is quite lengthy and I have yet to read/study all parts of it but the abstract and conclusions … Continue reading

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