For Wyoming Grower Keven Keller
Keller remembers specifically when and why he decided to give no-till beets a shot. The harvesting of one of his 2011 corn fields left a lot of ruts – especially in one field corner where the ground was heavier. “I worked it eight or nine times in order to get a good seedbed [for the next year’s beets]; that’s a horrendous expense. Then I planted and we irrigated. And when I harvested, those beets yielded 10-plus tons less [than the remainder of the field]. So it (trying no-till) became a ‘no-brainer’ for me.”
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