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MIXING SPECIES. For the cover-crop cocktail mixes seeded into wheat stubble, Jamie Scott always works in several legumes, grasses, brassicas and broadleaves to maximize root diversity, plant function and soil benefits.

What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Cover Crops Take Root for Indiana No-Tiller

Jamie Scott became the go-to cover crop guy for an expanding group of neighboring farmers after success with the practice on his own farm.

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NAME: Jamie Scott
FARM: JA Scott Farms Inc.
LOCATION: Pierceton, Ind.
YEARS NO-TILLING: 33
NO-TILL ACRES: 2,000
CROPS: Corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa hay, grass hay mix and cover crops

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Jim and Jamie Scott

A little nudging from the former owners of some of our farms helped move us to 100% no-till in the early 1980s. A little more nudging and before you know it we were diversifying our farm — and a…

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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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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.

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