Articles by Mark McNeely

Rebuilding Your No-Till Planter to Achieve 99% Corn Ear Potential

Here are 8 essential planter features Rich Schlipf believes are wise investments for improving corn stands and yields.
When you start talking about ways to incrementally increase corn yields, Rich Schlipf knows there are numerous no-till planter equipment options and add-on technologies to help farmers maximize emergence and uniformity in growth.
Read More

Consider Economics, Soil Health When Mulling Corn Stover Harvest

Michigan project examines residue harvest in terms of impact on yield, storage characteristics, use as cattle feed or combining with cover crops.
In a recently concluded 3-year study at Michigan State University Extension, researchers weighed the functionality and marketability of harvesting corn stover in corn-on-corn and corn-on-soybeans rotations.
Read More

Early Maturities, Cover Crops Can Help Tough No-Till Soils Flourish

Research on two southern Illinois farms shows the potential of using early maturity crops to establish covers sooner and boost yields in poorly drained, drought-prone, underperforming fields.
Randy McElroy sees the tough soils sometimes from behind sunglasses, because when the ground dries out completely it can be a white as a sand beach in Florida.
Read More

Less is More: No-Tillers Weigh in on Nitrogen Management Methods

A survey of no-tillers uncovers a range of application and management practices — plus uses of precision data and cover crops — that help provide optimal crop yields and cut input costs in no-till operations.
Nitrogen (N) management plans are about as variable as the timing and application options available to today’s no-till farmers. Not only is careful consideration given to the types and amounts of N applied, but the use of precision data gathering equipment also enables growers to gauge their success on the fly and take corrective actions as required.
Read More

No-Tiller Taking the Right Angles on Soil Remediation, Cover Crops

Tiling and belief in no-till’s benefits are helping Sheldon Overmyer convert 140 acres of poorly drained land into highly productive cropland for his northwest Ohio farm.
Tiling and belief in no-till’s benefits are helping Sheldon Overmyer convert 140 acres of poorly drained land into highly productive cropland for his northwest Ohio farm.
Read More

No-Till, Covers and Livestock Tame Volatile Weather Challenges

Howling winds, dryness and poor soil quality create tough conditions in South Africa, but Egon Zunckel is making no-till work with limited irrigation, cover crops and livestock.
Howling winds, dryness and poor soil quality create tough conditions in South Africa, but Egon Zunckel is making no-till work with limited irrigation, cover crops and livestock.
Read More

Top Articles

Must Read Free Eguides

Download these helpful knowledge building tools

View More
Top Directory Listings