No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's world from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web. “No-Till Farmer's Best of the Web" is brought to you by Mixmate by PRAXIDYN.
- Talking Residue on Fennig’s ‘Talking Shed’
- John Deere's 2022 New Product Releases Didn't Forget No-Tillers After All
- CNBC Highlights Benefits of Regenerative Ag
- Idaho Farmer Shows Off Monitoring On His Farm
- Put Some Covers On
Adam Fennig, a regular at the National No-Tillage Conference headed out to the field last week to compare the corn stalks in 3 fields — untouched, chisel-plowed and stalk-rolled. Fennig talks through the science of residue breakdown in this 5-minute video and how to make no-till easier through with the Yetter Devastator combine attachment.
This 2.5-minute video from Precision Farming Dealer magazine on March 10 examines — with operating footage — John Deere’s New “See & Spray Ultimate” targeted spraying system available for order later this year. Running at 12 mph, it can reduce no-tillers’ non-residual herbicide use by more than 66%, while maintaining a hit rate comparable to traditional spraying. The system consists of 36 cameras mounted on a 120-foot boom to detect weeds among corn and soybeans using artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Gabe Brown has been getting quite a lot of press lately, and this time the mainstream media has taken notice with this piece on the environmental benefits of regenerative ag and the work Brown’s Understanding Ag has been doing to spread the word.
Using cloud computing and cellular soil censors, Ryan Christensen of BKR Farms shows off how no-till soils have retained water over the last winter season. Christensen – a self-described researcher-at-heart – admits there are limitation to the data he’s collected. However, with warmer fields and more volumetric water mass, and most of the West forecast for more droughts in the future, wouldn’t you rather say you tried everything?
No-tillers – all farmers, really — are known for a sort of earthy (see what I did there?) sense of humor. Case in-point: an eyebrow-raising ad campaign sponsored by The Land Stewardship Project and the Practical Farmers of Iowa has put a popular risqué cover crop slogan in giant letters with a suggestive illustration of meaty calves at several locations in Minnesota. This will certainly do nothing to ease tensions in what we can only assume is a long-running Iowa-Minnesota border conflict. Your move, Gophers.
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