To rejuvenate his 1,100-acre operation near Austin, Minn., strip-tiller and no-tiller Tom Cotter has committed to continuous and sometimes unconventional cover cropping practices.
Over time, these practices have helped increase yields, generate more income from the same amount of land and improve the quality and health of his soils, livestock and crops in a geography that generates some challenges.
Since 2004, Tom has experimented with covers, sometimes up to 17 different species, and has been unafraid to make mistakes, and learn from them.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, he chronicles his successes — and missteps — with incorporating a compatible cover cropping strategy into strip-till and no-till environments.
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