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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Cover Crops, Water Management are This Longtime No-Tiller’s Latest Tricks

Kelly Tobin, 85, has long been dedicated to learning, and is still picking up new tricks to advance production on his farm and others he manages.


Pictured Above: RESEARCH AND TEST. In the spirit of continued learning, Kelly Tobin collaborates with Iowa State University on research projects. This 8-year study has shown no-till acres seeded to a cereal rye cover crop have increased soil organic matter from 1.9-2.1% to 3-4% during that time. He sees only an increase of 1% in that timeframe with no-till alone

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NAME: Kelly Tobin

FARM: Tobin Farms

LOCATION: New Market, Iowa

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Martha Mintz

Since 2011, Martha has authored the highly popular “What I’ve Learned About No-Till” series that has appeared in every issue of No-Till Farmer since August of 2002.


Growing up on a cattle ranch in southeastern Montana, Martha is a talented ag writer and photographer who lives with her family in Billings, Montana.

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