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.
It is commonly perceived that if summer weather is too hot and humid for people, then it must be ideal for corn because corn â€” in contrast to a crop like wheat â€” is a tropical crop. Up to a point, that perception is correct.
Source: By Greg Stewart, corn specialist, Ontario Ministry Of Agriculture, Food And Rural Affairs
Strip-till advocates say deep-banding fertilizer in strips benefits corn, while others say the benefits come from tilling the strip and not fertilizer placement. Ontario researchers studied fall strip-till vs. applying starter fertilizer with a corn planter.
No-tiller David Groff from Cedar Meadow Farm in Holtwood, Pa., talks about the farm’s experience this year no-tilling hemp and the cover-crop mix and fertility plan they followed during the growing season.
Attend the 2020: Vision and Beyond Symposium to hear from leaders in regenerative agriculture and producers about their experience implementing on intercropping, no-till equipment, soil health testing, winter grazing, and more.
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.