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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Rejuvenating Acres and Ramping Up Soil Productivity

No-till is just one component of the system Dan DeSutter is using to break up compaction, store water, increase organic matter and improve yields.


Pictured Above: EVOLVING SYSTEM. Dan DeSutter is always looking for ways to improve his cover-crop system. This spring he tried rolling/crimping his cereal rye cover crop and learned that the right time to terminate the cereal rye is when it’s pollinating. “If your radiator isn’t plugging up every 2-3 hours, then you’re probably out in the field too early,” he says

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NAME: Dan DeSutter

FARM: DeSutter Farms

LOCATION: Attica, Ind.

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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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