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Posts tagged: Maine

Fourth-generation Farmer Finds Soil Success in No-Till and Cover Crops

Posted by Thomas Kielbasa, Maine Public Affairs Specialist on June 09, 2016 at 03:19 PM
When Bob Fogler started to slowly incorporate no-till farming into his practices he began to see a difference in soil productivity.

When Bob Fogler started to slowly incorporate no-till farming into his practices he began to see a difference in soil productivity.

When Bob Fogler walked the fields of his dairy farm in central Maine recently, he wasn’t looking ahead; he was looking down and about four inches into the earth.

Shovel in hand, Fogler plodded purposefully through a cold, dry cornfield blasted by late-winter winds. He stopped often, turned over clods of chocolate-brown soil with the shovel blade, looked for worms, and moved on. Behind him a group of 15 farmers, soil scientists and agricultural specialists navigated through the rows of broken stalks and followed as the fourth-generation farmer spoke about the unseen life teeming under their feet.  Read more >>

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categories Farmer & Rancher Stories, Soil Health