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No-till notes - Brown Revolution, part 3


I really think we can improve the profitability of our farming operation by improving the soil health on our farm. Last week I talked about our first real experiment with improving soil health. We planted a forage mix of field peas, flax, sunflower, and radishes following last year’s winter wheat harvest on our irrigated field. A neighbor put his livestock on these acres and grazed this mix this March. We will plant corn into this forage residue.

We were careful not to overgraze the forage mixture. We wanted to leave at least half of the residues on the field. We know that we need this mu...

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