Although soil types are the primary determinant of physical quality and resilience, good management practices can improve and maintain the capacities of virtually any soil, says a research scientist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
A recent study of plant genetics indicates that alfalfa, a forage crop used primarily for livestock, could be made more drought-resistant, which would reduce costs for producers and benefit the environment.
Wheat midge, a non-native pest that feeds on developing wheat kernels, is a serious economic threat to farmers, especially in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
The earliest recorded detection in western Canada was in 1901, with the first major outbreak in Saskatchewan in 1983
To really understand subtle changes in our planet — like moisture held in the topmost earth layer — and their impacts on agriculture and the environment, scientists have to know what is going on in our soils.
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.
The 28th annual National No-Tillage Conference offers a mix of general sessions, No-Till Classrooms and invaluable No-Till Roundtables. Just as important is the chance to profit from unlimited hallway networking with the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in no-till during next January's event in St. Louis!
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.