Technology originally designed for space exploration shows some promise for providing critical evapotransporation data that could serve farmers in semi-arid environments. Can it save agriculture’s water supplies in the West?
A speaker at No-till on the Plains shares some fascinating information about quorum sensing and its potential to harness the power of microbes to improve water retention in soils and produce food of higher nutritional quality.
With ag prices in the dumpster, it’s easy to become discouraged about what’s happening on America’s farms. But if you awoke in Indianapolis after a 5-year nap, you wouldn’t have known prices were down.
While much has been written on the economic aspects of the 2018 Farm Bill, the legislation included a number of items of special interest to no-tillers. Probably the most important one is new language specifically defining the rules for cover crop termination.
No-till cotton adoption in the Great Plains isn’t anything to write home about. But two no-tillers in Oklahoma and Texas are making the practice work while many of their neighbors are zeroing out the crop.
Matt Wolters, marketing manager for SureFire Ag, unveils the 3rd-generation model of the QuickDraw 3000 at the 2019 Farm Progress Show. The system includes carrier blending for 3 products, a 10” screen that’s 6 times brighter than the previous model, iPad app for remote display and remote start batch, and auto batch calculation for easier chemical mixing and loading of the sprayer.
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.