Figure 1. Standing residue captures snow across this no-till field, reducing blowing snow and erosion. (Photos by Paul Jasa)

Leave the Stubble to Protect the Soil November 16, 2018

No-till November, a USDA NRCS campaign, encourages farmers to park their tillage implements this fall, in favor of keeping crop residue on the soil surface. Using no-till as a system reduces erosion, runoff, and soil moisture evaporation.

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Southeast Nebraska Corn Growers Field Day Aug. 29 August 22, 2018

Compare performance of corn hybrids from 11 companies in the field, and hear a presentation on cover crops with no-till planting equipment and the effects of weed control.

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Video of blowing soil

Videos Capture Value of No-till in Saving Soil Despite High Winds May 4, 2018

Videos comparing two southeast Nebraska fields facing high wind conditions Monday afternoon demonstrate the effect of tillage practices on soil loss.

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Consider No-till Seeding Alfalfa This Year April 6, 2018

No-till seeding alfalfa can help preserve crop residue on the soil surface, reduce soil erosion, limit weed seeds on the soil surface, and perhaps most importantly this year, help conserve soil moisture.

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Soybean seedlings in no-till field
Figure 1. With almost 100% residue cover, this soil surface is protected from raindrop impact, greatly reducing erosion and crusting. The residue will also reduce evaporation by keeping the sun and wind off the soil surface. (Photos by Paul Jasa)

Building Resilient Soil Systems using Residue, No-till, and Cover Crops March 29, 2018

Crop residue, cover crops, and no-till farming practices can provide a positive buffering effect to changes in climate and extreme weather events. Together they can help keep more water and soil on-farm and contribute to improved soil health.

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Chart of tillage effects on CO2

Long-term Tillage and Soil CO2 Fluxes February 13, 2018

How do different tillage systems affect CO2 and what factors contribute to fluxes? These were the questions addressed by students and agronomists studying long-term tillage and no-till plots in eastern Nebraska.

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Cattle grazing in corn stalks

Farm Evolution to Focus on Integrating Crop/Livestock Systems October 26, 2017

Incorporating cover crops and livestock grazing into a no-till system will be the focus of the 2018 Farming Evolution event Feb. 13-14 in Holyoke, Colorado.

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Randy Anderson

Speaker to Explore Using No-till in Organic Farming February 22, 2017

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 2 at 1 p.m. when Randy Anderson of the USDA Agricultural Research Service will present on “No-till Organic Farming May Be Possible with a Systems Approach."

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