Farmers and agronomists are invited to this unique, small-group field day "in the pits" to learn about soil health. Participants will see how soil responds to different tillage, topography and crop management practices by examining the soil profiles in four different pits.
Attendees will learn:
How to identify different levels of soil structure.
How to sample soil and determine soil texture.
How to relate soil analysis results to soil type and depth, slope, and management (organic matter, pH, phosphorus, potassium, salts and carbonates).
Why aggregated soils are beneficial.
How to avoid or remedy soil compaction.
What microbes and earthworms need to thrive.
Register early, since space is limited. This event is co-sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension, SWCD and the Hawk Creek Watershed.
Lewis Krueger, CEO of Cross Slot No-Till Systems in Appleton, WIs., talks about the unique seed delivery mechanism of the Cross Slot drill, how the gangs can be raised and lowered for different row spacing options, and some design and production changes that are in the works now that these machines are being made in the U.S.
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.