Seeding & Planting

Doug Caffrey Didn't Listen To ‘No-Till Won’t Work Here’

Planting early, injecting manure and hungry night crawlers pay off for veteran Iowa no-tiller.
Conventional wisdom says no-till won’t work in northern Iowa, an area infamous for cold, wet soils. But Thornton, Iowa, farmer Doug Caffrey, who grows corn and soybeans and raises grow-to-finish hogs, has no-tilled successfully for almost 25 years.
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All Farmers Boost Global Food Security

African farmers and American producers have different motivations and face unique challenges, but they are crucial to global food security and negatively affected by misinformation and innuendo that shape the current debates on how to feed the future.
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10 Ways Heat, Humidity Hurt Corn

It is commonly perceived that if summer weather is too hot and humid for people, then it must be ideal for corn because corn — in contrast to a crop like wheat — is a tropical crop. Up to a point, that perception is correct.
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