Wheat

No-Tiller Taking the Right Angles on Soil Remediation, Cover Crops

Tiling and belief in no-till’s benefits are helping Sheldon Overmyer convert 140 acres of poorly drained land into highly productive cropland for his northwest Ohio farm.

OWING TO THE fact that much of his 1,100-acre farm resides on a relatively flat geological lake bed, Sheldon Overmyer has reaped benefits from the drain tile he’s installed on most of his farm ground. But there’s still a parcel of land that needed his attention.

While the Elmore, Ohio, grower is 100% no-till on his 960 acres of soybeans, this year he’s undertaking the remediation of the 140-acre wheat field that needs contour leveling. 

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Mark McNeely

Mark McNeely is the former managing editor of No-Till Farmer and Conservation Tillage Guide magazines. His previous experience includes 25 years in industrial engine journalism and marketing. Mark holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.

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