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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Nebraska Extension Event
Nebraska Extension Event

No-till, Soil Health Field Days at 2 Sites in June

May 20, 2016
Improving soil health through continuous no-till cropping systems will be the focus of two field days this June -- June 21 at Winside and June 23 at Alliance. The events include field tours and presentations in the morning, lunch, and afternoon programs inside.

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Gabe Brown to Speak on Cover Crops, No-till Jan. 29 in Columbus

January 12, 2016
Gabe Brown will speak on cover crops and no-till at a Nebraska Extension event in Columbus January 29. Brown, who is from Bismarck, ND, is one of the most sought after speakers for no-till, cover crops, livestock grazing, and soil health presentations in the United States. 

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