No-Till Diversity Stretching from Border to Border

Seeding covers to sequester carbon and invite beneficial insects is helping build soil health and reducing input costs for Pierre, S.D., no-tiller Mark Weinheimer.

Mother nature doesn’t pay monthly bills, but Mark Weinheimer believes taking her lead, by implementing low-disturbance farm operations, diverse plant species and support for wildlife, are helping him pay his.

At Synergy Farms near Pierre, S.D., Weinheimer started transitioning to no-till in 1990, and by the late 1990s he reached 100%. He now uses a 4-year rotation of wheat, corn, sunflowers and corn, with a cover crop after wheat and before sunflowers.

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