Brent Petersen, with the Brown County, Wis., Land & Water Conservation Department, overviews the Lower Fox Demonstration Farms Network. The "Fox Demo Farms" is a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) project involving six farmers that is designed to showcase and demonstrate leading edge conservation practices that improve Great Lakes water quality by reducing phosphorus from entering Green Bay and Lake Michigan.
No-Tillers looking for a way to cut fertility costs might want to review what they’re spending on potash (KCI) and other potassium (K) fertilizers, because in many soil types and situations there’s a good chance you’re wasting your money, says Saeed Khan.
Nick and Bryan Jorgensen discuss how much money per acre they’ve saved on fertilizer by relying on a diverse rotation, no-till practices, cover crops and livestock integration as they try as far as possible to imitate some of the processes on the Native Prairie.
Circleville, Ohio, no-tiller Ryan Wilson discusses the setup for the family's John Deere MaxEmerge no-till corn planter, which includes cast iron closing wheels, Martin row cleaners and Precision Planting's 20/20 AirForce system. They apply about 30 pounds per acre of nitrogen at planting to ensure corn seedlings have enough N after following the cereal rye cover crop.
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