Tag Archives: #notill

Farm Tech – Not Your Grandpa’s Technology!

The story Farmer Jim Lowe told us about the schoolchildren thinking that farmers don’t have any cool technology has had me thinking a lot about the subject of farming and technology.  The idea that farming is low-tech is completely false, … Continue reading

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New Book Review – What I’ve Learned From No-Tilling

  What I’ve Learned From No-Till, Cropping Secrets From 58 Highly Successful No-Tillers,               by Ron Ross, 2007                           Published by Lessiter Publications, Inc,  … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Add more worms to your soil, and you will have a healthier crop-bed, lawn and garden! Burrows left by worms are nature’s own system for collecting rainwater in the soil where plant roots can suck it up.  This gives less … Continue reading

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New Book Review

The Farmer’s Earthworm Handbook, Managing Your Underground Money-Makers, by David Ernst, Published by Lessiter Publications, 1995.  Everything you always wanted to know about earthworms, but didn’t know who to ask, is all found in the 112 pages of this valuable handbook. … Continue reading

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Making a Molehill out of a Mountain

     Farmers have been battling Mother Nature’s attempts to destroy their livelihood since Adam and Eve were booted from the Garden of Eden.  One of MN’s effective techniques to frustrate farmers is soil erosion, by water, wind and tillage … Continue reading

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