John Leif, CCA, is a Field Agronomy Manager for AgroLiquid. In addition to his extensive crop nutrient knowledge, he has conducted research on crop protection products, natural resource and conservation issues, and soil health. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska in agronomy and field crop weed control.
Seed and crop protection selection has changed dramatically over the past 20 years, but crop nutrition planning is sometimes based on past history rather than on knowledge of the soil and needs of the crop (“it’s what I’ve always done.”)
Farmers and ranchers are businesspeople, and the questions that often present the most significant barrier to adoption of soil health management systems pertain to the business case. The Soil Health Institute interviewed 100 farmers in 9 states who have adopted soil health systems and used partial budget analysis to evaluate whether soil health practices increase or reduce profitability.
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.