Herbicide-resistant weeds are nothing new in the farming landscape, but “bulletproof” Palmer amaranth and kochia are becoming more of a concern because of the long-standing reliance on glyphosate applications.
Zachary Cordel already appreciated no-tilling from his days on the farm with his father in Cocker City, Kan., north of Salina. During the 5 years Zachary spent at college, and a subsequent 2 years of missionary work, his father went from tilling fields on their farm to becoming excited about conservation and stewarding the land, and he's now no-tilled for 12 years.
Jeremy Brown’s decision to adopt no-till practices stems from an important lesson from his backyard garden. Brown transplanted this idea it onto the landscape near Lamesa on the Southern High Plains of Texas, where he’s no-tilling 2,600 acres, most of it dryland farming.
Seeking to combine the return of cattle with capturing the value of cover crops, Rock Creek, Minn., strip-tiller and no-tiller Jon Stevens is grazing cattle on a 30-acre paddock seeded with grasses and cereals with the intention of trying to rotate in corn within 3 years to capture in-field nitrogen.
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.