Recent trap monitoring has confirmed that western bean cutworm, a destructive insect that can cause severe yield loss in cornfields, has moved further eastward and has continued to spread into northern areas of Indiana.
Rainy weather and cooler-than-normal summer temperatures have resulted in a white mold outbreak in soybeans throughout parts of the Midwest. For Ohio growers, this is the first major outbreak of white mold in the state in nearly a decade.
Drainage water management techniques are proving to reduce nitrate releases into ditches and streams –- and now researchers and regulators are teaming up to see if the water-quality benefits can be quantified so no-till farmers can earn money by managing their tile drainage water.
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.