Julia Gerlach

Julia Gerlach

Julia Gerlach is managing editor of No-Till Farmer. She has a lengthy background in publishing and a longtime interest in gardening and mycology. She graduated with a B.A. in music and philosophy from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wis.

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Julia Gerlach
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There Can Be No Life Without Soil

By many accounts, the winter of 2021-2022 has been windier than normal. While windiness is apparently a somewhat difficult phenomenon to compare across the years due to changes in how it’s been measured, reports from across the Great Plains and Midwest support the impression that there were more days with high winds than normal.
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Getting Out of a No-Till Rut with Cover Crops

Seventh-generation farmer Brian Gunderson is finding a new gear for his no-till system with the benefits of cereal rye and other cover crops.
Taking the "long view" of farming comes more naturally to some growers than it does for others. But for Brian Gunderson it may come more naturally because his farm in Waterford, Wis., has been in the family for 170 years.
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No-Till, Cover Crops Pay Dividends on Dairy Farm

A pursuit of economical cattle feed leads to full-blown adoption of a diversified no-till, cover crop system.
Fourth generation farmer Derek Van De Hey and his family may not become millionaires overnight, but over the long haul they expect their switch to a 100% no-till, cover crop system will save them nearly that amount, or possibly more.
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Calculating the Value of Cover Crops

Cover crops and other regenerative agriculture practices have been getting a massive amount of attention lately. There have been stories about them in major news outlets like Forbes and the New York Times and politicians have been working these concepts into their speeches and climate platforms, spreading the word about the benefits of keeping the soil covered with diverse living plants.
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[Podcast] The Future of No-Till and Cover Crops with New NRCS Chief, Matthew Lohr

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, Lessiter Media president Mike Lessiter sits down for an exclusive one-on-one talk with the newly appointed 16th chief of the NRCS, Matthew Lohr.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing, Lessiter Media president Mike Lessiter sits down for an exclusive one-on-one talk with the newly appointed 16th chief of the NRCS, Matthew Lohr.
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