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Sold on No-Till
Fri Dec 27, 2013 02:52 PM CST

No-till saved Clay County, Texas, farmer Tommy Henderson's diverse operation for three drought-stricken years. When some rainfall finally returned this year at midsummer, no-till was the key to helping capture what precious moisture came heading into fall.

"I'm sold on no-till; I think it's the only way to go," says Henderson, who farms in Byers, Texas. No-till breaks up his hard clay soils, increases organic matter and adds nitrogen. It fits those extremely dry periods so common to north-central Texas and makes the most of wetter times. For Henderson, no-till has come to ...

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