“If you want more plant-available nutrition, you want more microbe action. And to stimulate the microbes, to get them going, you need more carbon…” – Kelly Garrett, No-Tiller, Arion, Iowa
No-till is a way of life for fifth-generation grower Kelly Garrett, who raises 6,200 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and cover crops in western Iowa. But a recent partnership with Locus Agricultural Solutions and Nori has added a new crop to his rotation: carbon.
Garrett is among the first U.S. farmers to actually receive payment for the carbon credits he’s accumulated on his farm as a result of no-tilling, growing cover crops and using a special type of plant nutrient that actually contains carbon.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, Garrett discusses how his management practices align with the carbon credits marketplace, why he started entering National Corn Growers Association yield contests, the benefits of using a soybean byproduct fertilizer and much more.
No-Till Farmer's podcast series is brought to you by Yetter Manufacturing Co.
With a tradition of providing farmers solutions since 1930, Yetter Mfg Co. is your answer for tools and equipment to face today’s production agriculture demands. From many different designs of planter attachments for the different planting conditions you face, to several options of equipment for placing fertilizer, and products to meet harvest-time challenges, Yetter Mfg. delivers the return on investment and tools to meet your equipment needs and maximize inputs. Visit them at Yetterco.com.