Seeding Covers, Ending Tillage Guides Challenging No-Till Transition

For Keith Mayberry, cutting trips across the field and keeping soils covered has reduced his need for irrigation and slashed his farm’s annual fuel budget.

A perfect storm, of sorts, convinced Keith Mayberry it was time to change how he raised his crops.

Even though few growers in his area of southeastern Missouri were no-tilling, Mayberry was forced to look at the practice 5 years ago because grain prices were dropping and input costs continued to increase.

Costs for furrow irrigation were also high because poor soil conditions on his farm caused much of the water to run off into…

To view the content, please register or login.
Registration is free. Use your registered user account to watch summit video and webinar replays, download eGuides, and manage your user profile.
John dobberstein2

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.

NNTC_Logo_2024_4c_working (2).png

The National No-Tillage Conference returns January 9-12, 2024! Build and refine your no-till system with dozens of new ideas and connections at the 32nd Annual National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Jan. 9-12, 2024. Experience an energizing 4-day agenda featuring inspiring general session speakers, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.

Learn More

Top Articles

Must Read Free Eguides

Download these helpful knowledge building tools

View More

Get all things Cover Crop all the time!

Start Your Membership