Potassium (K) fertilization is important for high yields in forage crops such as alfalfa. While K fertilizer has historically been cheap compared to the other major macronutrients, supplying removal rates to alfalfa annually can result in a significant expense to alfalfa producers. Research from the University of Minnesota clarifies when it makes sense to apply K, when it doesn't, and what factors to keep in mind.
Applying manure before seeding alfalfa may seem counterproductive since alfalfa isn't likely to benefit from any nitrogen, but manure may also have large amounts of macro and micronutrients the crop needs, says University of Nebraska Extension.
Allan Brooks no-tills 2,200 acres of vegetables in Markesan, Wis. We caught up with him at the 2020 National No-Tillage Conference, where he explained how he came to use Harvest International planters and reveals the new one he had built for the 2020 planting 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.