23rd class of No-Till Innovators Honored at the 27th Annual NNTC in Indianapolis
January 22, 2019
Individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the growth and advancement of no-till were honored as No-Till Innovators during the 27th annual National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind.
Meade McDonald, product marketing lead for insecticides at Syngenta, talks about how the new formulation of Force 6.5G insecticide allows corn growers to get across nearly twice the acres as the old formulation and where no-tillers might find the best payoff with using a granular corn insecticide.
Force 6.5G can be applied through a wide variety of existing “open” system granular application equipment. Other improvements include a 50% lower dust-off rate, compared to Force 3G, and a 20-acre bag.
Knowing key pests is just the first step; developing an insect-management strategy for crops based on scouting, use of crop rotation and field history are critical next steps that enable you to choose the right product for the job.
No-tiller David Groff from Cedar Meadow Farm in Holtwood, Pa., talks about the farm’s experience this year no-tilling hemp and the cover-crop mix and fertility plan they followed during the growing season.
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.