One of the most common challenges no-tillers encounter with cover crops is at the very start — getting them seeded. Interseeding — the practice of seeding covers with a drill, spinner spreader, toolbar or sprayer into an established and growing cash crop — may provide a solution.
While it’s clear cover crops have plenty to offer in revitalizing farms on the Great Plains, there is still a lot of apprehension among growers about how covers might affect crop insurance eligibility in those fields.
Turning your original no-till planter into something that better fits your specific cropping needs was a hot topic on the No-Till Farmer Farmer’s Forum message board recently. Also, veteran no-tillers hit the keyboards to voice their opinions about one farmer’s interseeding concerns and another no-tiller’s questions about his White 5100 planter.
Allan Brooks no-tills 2,200 acres of vegetables in Markesan, Wis. We caught up with him at the 2020 National No-Tillage Conference, where he explained how he came to use Harvest International planters and reveals the new one he had built for the 2020 planting season.
Finding solutions to the problems farmers face is what inspired Harry and Etta Yetter to open a small machine shop in west central Illinois in the 1930s. Today, four generations later, Yetter continues the tradition of solving agricultural problems to meet the needs of producers all over the world.
Needham Ag understands the role of technology in making better use of limited resources within a specific environment by drawing on a wealth of global experience to overcome the challenges facing today's farmers, manufacturers and dealers.