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No-Till Persistence Tackles Tough, Cold Northern Soils

Moisture issues and a short growing season haven’t stopped the Hoenhauses from no-tilling corn, seeding covers and fertilizing efficiently.

The Hoenhause family used to hear no-till wasn’t necessary in their area because there was ample moisture to grow a crop.

But more often than not, spring planting on their operation near Lisbon, N.D., was an adventure due to saturated soils that delayed field operations, muddied up the planter or caused a muddy harvest.

After cutting out tillage, adding cover crops and improving residue management, the Hoenhause farm — managed by brothers Mitch and Andy…

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John Dobberstein

John Dobberstein is senior editor of No-Till Farmer magazine and the e-newsletter Dryland No-TillerHe previously covered agriculture for the Tulsa World and worked for daily newspapers in Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Joseph, Mich. He graduated with a B.A. in journalism and political science from Central Michigan University.

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