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[Podcast] Covers Combined with No-Till are Effective at Carbon Sequestration

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Jay Norton, Professor and Extension Specialist in Ecosystem Science and Management, University of Wyoming. Norton will discuss what soil management practices remove carbon from the atmosphere to permanently store it as soil organic carbon, why soil organic carbon is critical for agriculture, how plants fix carbon in their roots and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Jay Norton, Professor and Extension Specialist in Ecosystem Science and Management, University of Wyoming. Norton will discuss what soil management practices remove carbon from the atmosphere to permanently store it as soil organic carbon, why soil organic carbon is critical for agriculture, how plants fix carbon in their roots and more.
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Minnesota Grower Turns to Covers to Battle Erosion

The emergence of no-till and cover crop farming practices on farms like Sheldon Luehmann’s near Altura might mean that farmers might soon be able to turn their plowshares into something else entirely. Although young, Luehmann already is confident enough to begin experimenting with unconventional techniques. Read more in this article from the Winona Post (Winona, Minnesota).
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‘Getting Paid’ to Help Offset Climate Change

The carbon market system is a Wild West right now, says no-tiller Trey Hill. But carbon-smart farming and balancing carbon-to-nitrogen ratios in your fields starts with cover crops.
I think folks who are into the cover crop movement and no-till are really starting to think about sustainability a little differently.  


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Buffering the Soil with Long-Term Covers

Jeff Olson is protecting the soil and improving water infiltration with a mixed bag of application methods and plenty of patience.
Jeff Olson isn’t afraid to step outside his comfort zone. A 5th-generation corn and soybean farmer in Winfield, Iowa, Olson attributes part of his willingness to take risks and try new things to his years of experience.


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Healthier Soils Promoted by Carbon Markets

Farmers are decreasing their tillage intensity and are now considering ways to capture soil carbon for payment which may require they move to towards regenerative practices like no-till and cover crops. Tillage breaks up soil aggregates and loses carbon dioxide to the atmosphere within 5-10 minutes; while long-term no-till with cover crops starts the slow process of recovering lost carbon. Read more in this article from Ohio's Country Journal.
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Solution for Soil Erosion

The images coming out of the Upper Midwest and High Plains region of the U.S. this spring are reminiscent of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Relentless wind coupled with dry conditions have led to severe soil erosion, and the situation was made worse in areas lacking cover crops. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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Options Abound for No-Tilling Cover Crops

Farmers have several planting options, depending on whether they are conventional tillage farmers or planting no-till with cover crops. What options farmers choose and their success may depend upon soil and moisture planting conditions. Read more in this article from the Crescent News (Defiance, OH).
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Attend the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference

Join more than 40 top-notch no-tillers, agronomists, researchers and other no-till experts in Louisville, January 4-7, 2022, to discover innovative ideas that can help you get the most out of your no-till farming system. The 30th anniversary National No-Tillage Conference offers a mix of thought-provoking General Sessions, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, valuable pesticide recertification and Certified Crop Advisor credits are available to qualifying attendees.

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