Martha Mintz

Martha Mintz

Since 2011, Martha has authored the highly popular “What I’ve Learned About No-Till” series that has appeared in every issue of No-Till Farmer since August of 2002.


Growing up on a cattle ranch in southeastern Montana, Martha is a talented ag writer and photographer who lives with her family in Billings, Montana.

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Data & Technology Drive Decision Making Process

Gathering data, keeping tabs on weather and more help Saskatchewan farmer Jake Leguee improve crop performance and farm profitability.

I can watch my crop roots grow on my cell phone. Not literally, but I can tell you exactly what depth crops have rooted to in fields where we have installed weather stations with moisture probes.
Day by day, the soil moisture line stair-steps down the graph as roots dig deeper into the soil profile and deplete water to that point. It’s fascinating to watch water use. You can see when the plants wake up and start drawing water for the day. It’s like a live feed to the root zone.


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Preparation Pays Off When Investing in Precision Farming

There was no dabbling in precision technology for Bill Darrington. He researched, observed, picked the right system and jumped in with both feet. An AgLeader system allowed him to install and control row clutches or section shutoffs on his Kinze planters, Blu-Jet fertilizer applicator and Hagie sprayer and serve as a yield monitor on his Lexion combine.
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