When our forefathers first sailed to this country and started working American soil for food, they had no idea that their methods were actually hurting the productivity of the soil. After all, the vast prairies of this continent had millions of years to build up proper carbon, nitrogen and potassium levels. If tilling the soil was actually draining those nutrients and hurting its productivity, it certainly wasn’t apparent to early settlers.
A large effort has been made in recent years by environmental agencies to make everyone concerned about the greenhouse effect and global warming. The world's consumption of fossil fuels to power vehicles, run factories and heat homes continues to reach record levels.
If you've only just begun to no-till, are discouraged by the results and are flirting with the idea of switching back to conventional tilling, you might want to consider a couple of factors before you make a rash decision.
Jay Dahl, Welding/Fabrication-Sales at Calmer Corn Heads, introduces Calmer Corn Heads' 12-Row, 30-Inch corn head and explains the advantages of using the 10-Blade BT Chopper Chopping Roll for combining corn. He also talks about the adjustments they made on the corn head when combining downed corn after the August 2020 wind storms.
The Summit, formerly known as the Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC), features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, table talks and vendor booths. Attendees who stay for the entire conference will be offered CCA continuing education units (CEUs).
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.