We have an 8-year-old no-till planter with electric drives, no automatic downforce, standard closing wheels and factory liquid fertilizer attachments. Should we upgrade? If so, which technologies first?
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FOR US NO-TILLERS, planters are perhaps the most important tool on our farm. High yields are attainable when seeds are spaced evenly and planted at the right depth, without sidewall compaction and contact with residue.
No-tilling for 32 years doesn't mean I know it all. Over the years, I've come up against many new no-till challenges I've had to solve. Some were easier to spot than others. Some I stumbled across by accident.
The steady growth of no-till farming in the Chesapeake Bay areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia has become a classic example of putting conservation farming methods to work to help save a major natural resource.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by CultivAce, we talk to East Troy, Wis., no-tiller Jim Stute as he wraps up corn harvest. Stute reflects on a challenging year and shares how he was able to conserve moisture with cereal rye.
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.