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Saved Sediment, Covers, Worms Bring No-Till ‘Gold’ to the Surface

Dwight Clary says seeding covers have revved up his Ohio farm by suppressing weeds, taking up nutrients and building organic matter.


Pictured Above: VALUABLE SOIL. Two Clary In-Stream Sediment Collectors installed on Dwight Clary’s farm help him collect nutrient-rich sediment from streambeds. Samples from the sediment tested at an average of 46.5 pounds of available phosphorus and nearly 200 pounds of available potash

An interest in conservation hit Dwight Clary early in life. When he was 13 years old, one of his 4H projects won a County Conservation Award. The prize? A week at Conservation Camp.

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Laura Barrera

Laura Barrera is the former managing editor of No-Till Farmer and Conservation Tillage Guide magazines. Prior to joining No-Till Farmer, she served as an assistant editor for a greenhouse publication. Barrera holds a B.A. in magazine journalism from Ball State University.

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