Tag Archives: conservation tillage

Quivira Coalition Presentations, Gabe Brown, Dr. Jill Clapperton & others.

Just got word that a few presentations had been posted on youtube from the conference in November. The embedded videos feature outstanding speakers, Gabe Brown and Dr. Jill Clapperton. I would encourage you to also give a listen to Collin … Continue reading

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Soil Health in Wall Street Journal?

Surprisingly yes! The following linked article from the Wall Street Journal quips “Three Cheers for Expensive Oil.”   An attention getter for sure. But the article is essentially about the effect of high fuel prices on farming practices that use a lot … Continue reading

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SARE Video Featuring South Dakota No-Till Farmer Dan Forgey

I prefer to let my links do the talking and this is no exception. A powerful video by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) showing the multitude of benefits derived from no-till and some of the nuances of making the transition from … Continue reading

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Conservation Tillage on Furrow Irrigation in Colorado

In the western U.S. one of the most significant stumbling blocks to using soil health building practices (or tools) is the dependence on furrow irrigation. Of course furrow irrigation, by definition, causes a pretty major soil disturbance. There is also the issue … Continue reading

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In-house NRCS Newsletter – Better Explanation of Cover Crop Benefits

A few days ago I made a link and post about some research in Washington state comparing organic and “conventional no-till”. In the following link, Jon Stika (NRCS North Dakota) hits on the point I was trying to make in … Continue reading

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