In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by Doug Miller from Midwest Bio-Tech who provides an in-depth look into the science behind residue breakdown
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we are joined by Doug Miller from Midwest Bio-Tech who provides an in-depth look into the science behind residue breakdown
At Brickstead Dairy in Greenleaf, Wis., the focus is on tomorrow as much as it is on today. Gene Brick and his son Dan, fourth- and fifth-generation no-till farmers, take seriously their roles as caretakers of the soil. Dan uses cover crops to protect the soil and surrounding streams and rivers.
The Peterson family no-tills corn, alfalfa, and forage sorghum as feed for their cattle and they grow wheat, milo, and soybeans for cash crops on their farm near Assaria, Kan. They have made a whole series of parody videos to help educate folks about the importance of farming.
Considering the variability that likely exists within a field because of inherent soil formation factors and past production practices, no-tillers should have an objective clearly in mind when collecting a representative soil samples, says Kansas State University Extension.
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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