By adopting certain agriculture practices like no-till, farmers can not only help protect the environment and reduce operating costs, but also create a new income stream by selling carbon offset credits on a carbon market.
Locus AG recently hosted a digital demonstration, Get Confident in Carbon, with No-Till Farmer. Shane Head, director of customer success at Locus AG, and Mark Hill and Chris Lidgett, both directors of sales at the company, outlined details of the CarbonNOW program that pays farmers for sequestering carbon.
No-till wasn’t the solution, at least, not the first one they tried, nor the most obvious. When Dwayne Beck and a few other growers gathered in western South Dakota in the 1970s, they were trying to solve a problem.
The work will utilize metagenomic and carbon data collected as part of the North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements. Metagenomics is the examination of genetic material outside of the environment.
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.