With Tim Kruithoff's wife Christine, sons Justin and Colin and daughter Madelyn, Kruithoff has grown his operation to 2,800 acres, concentrating on no-till corn, soybeans and wheat with the goal of increasing conservation tillage.
Climate change, soil erosion and biodiversity loss are major challenges for South African farmers, but a willingness to adopt new conservation practices, such as no-till, will help producers meet growing global food needs. The No-Till Passport Series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
No-till production, a type of conservation tillage in which farmers plant directly into remaining crop residue without tilling, has increased substantially for wheat and corn over the past two decades.
The researchers report that uncertainty about the most recent period (2016 to today) remains high, and point out that herbicide-resistant weeds, which appear to have driven farmers back to tilling during the increase period, remain an area of concern.
Will the gradual change in farm production practices to more wholistic methods, including no-till systems, be fought in coffee shops or courtrooms? Read about battles flaring up in two different states.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Montag, we’re on the road at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Jeff Hadacheck from Wisconsin-Madison discusses the long term economic benefits of integrating winter wheat in your corn-soybean rotation. Plus, we visit with Brandon Somers at the Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) insights meeting. Somers talks about his ideal no-till planter.
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