What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Covers, Continuous Cropping Advance No-Till Game

Dan Buerkle finds benefits of a continuous cropping system have ramped up soil health and made weed control more economical and effective.


Above Photo: WEED WATCH. More crop diversity with staggered planting dates means Dan Buerkle is more likely to get all his acres sprayed prior to planting. He’s also able to use more cost effective herbicides as he can target grassy weeds in his broadleaf crops and broadleaf weeds in his small grain crops.


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NAME: Dan and Lana Buerkle

FARM: B and B Farms

LOCATION: Plevna, Mont.

YEARS NO-TILLING: 10

ACRES: 2,200

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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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