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What I've Learned from No-Tilling: A Fork in the Road: No-Till Wins Out

When minimum tillage failed, wheat producer Dale Schuler realized there was no middle ground. So he committed to no-till and has never turned back.

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NAME: Dale Schuler

LOCATION: Carter, Mont.

YEARS NO-TILLING: 15

ACRES: 16,000

CROPS: Winter Wheat, Spring Wheat

It took me just 2 years of no-tilling only 40 acres of our then 3,000-acre wheat farm to fully sell my father on the idea of no-till.

Initially, he was extremely reluctant. He was absolutely certain the ground would turn to concrete and we wouldn’t be able to grow anything. Our soils are deep, but they’re…

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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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