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 Planters On Parade
- New Q&A Series Debuts, Agronomic Answers to Real-Life Life Challenges
- Heard It All Before
- Savage: N-Efficient Agriculture Can Solve the Resource Dilemma
- Planter Unboxing Delights New Iowa No-Tiller
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Yahara Pride, an ag group in central Wisconsin (the Yahara River runs south of Madison to the Rock) readily admits it's hardly time to get out the planter. But this video, posted on the Farmers for Sustainable Food YouTube channel shows a variety of planters as a way of keeping the kingpin of no-till fresh in your mind.
From the fiendishly agronomic minds of Jason Hanson and Kyle Okke comes "The $h!t You Need To Know," a podcast and webseries for farmers who like to go deep on all things agronomy. Hanson and Okke (who also host the “Agronomists Happy Hour” podcast series) take real life questions from farmers on the AGvisorPRO app, break them down into nitty-gritty detail, and offer guidance and insight from the perspective of an agronomist.
The Petersen brothers take a break from their normal music parody videos for a special harvest episode that captures the family’s most common quips uttered through the chaos of harvest season. The family, which raises wheat, corn, soybeans, milo and alfalfa, has been no-tilling since 2000.
In this column for Forbes Magazine, Steven Savage writes that while the popular perception of "synthetic" fertilizers might be that they're bad for the planet, smarter use of them could reduce the greenhouse gas footprint for agriculture. He covers a lot of the basic ways to manage nitrogen. If you've been reading No-Till Farmer over the last year, spoiler alert.
Over on the Mann Family Farms YouTube Channel, they're moving the soybean portion of their rotation over to vertical tillage and no-till. To help out, they recently acquired a John Deere 1770 NT planter with pristine, unstained green paint. Welcome to the no-till party, guys!
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