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:
- Ohio No-Tiller Exhibits Two-Stage Ditch
- Using a Drone to Plant Cover Crops into No-Till Corn
- No-Till Thriving in Ohio
- Jasa Covers the Basic Soil Effects of No-Till
- Multi-Species Stock Cropper Shown in Action
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Over at Cover Crop Strategies, no-tiller Les Seiler shows off his 70-foot wide two-stage ditch used to slow water flow off of nearby fields 70-80%. That is critical because the water from Seiler's fields flows into the Tiffin and Maumee rivers in the Western Lake Erie Watershed, and slower water can shed suspended particles, like soil and excess nutrients, more easily.
Over on the HowFarmsWork Youtube Channel, Andrew Tucker, a precision agronomist with Nutrien Ag Solutions, demonstrates how he uses an agriculture drone to plant nitro radish into no-till corn. The video was originally recorded in 2021, and Tucker says at the time he planned to roll the drone out more widely in 2022.
This tweet from Frank Becker shows no-till corn growing at an estimated 216 bushels per acre in Wayne County, Ohio. Amid the worries about fertilizer prices and markets, it's great to see corn doing its best.
Another @ocj_ohioagnet #OhioCropTour update from more Wayne County fields. This no-till corn field was coming in at an estimated 214 bu/a. Light disease pressure from NCLB and GLS. The soybeans we checked were R2, so no pods yet. Good root system though with lots of nodules. #CCA pic.twitter.com/HxmqA5uU6b— Frank Becker, CCA (@IPMPestScout) August 12, 2022
In his keynote address to the 2017 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, No-Till Legend Paul Jasa jokes he has two talking speeds: "fast and faster." The longtime ag-engineer and no-till enthusiast covers the basics of soil structure, with ample photo support, and talks about the systems approach to no-till agriculture.
This video, tweeted by Stock Cropper inventor Zack Smith, shows his mobile feed-and-manure plot combo at work in farm fields in Iowa. The Stock Cropper autonomously moves multiple species around to graze and fertilize in farm fields.
Multiple species of manure and gut biomes spreading itself into a living forage crop that will take the nutrients up and store til next year. After 3 summers of experience and observation, I couldn’t be more excited about the future evolution of the Stock Cropper system. pic.twitter.com/QBp0QSIfrt— Stock Cropper (@zebulousprime) August 15, 2022
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