Items Tagged with 'Jim Hershey'


13th Class of Responsible Nutrient Managers Announced

Growers from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin share insights into how using cover crops is key to managing manure and fertilizer inputs.
Three growers have been honored for their efficient and effective use of applied fertilizer in their no-till systems. Named as the 13th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners, the no-tillers were honored in front of a virtual audience during the 29th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
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3 No-Till Nutrient Stewards Honored

The 13th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners is reaping the rewards from soil and tissue testing, thoughtful fertilizer applications and using cover crops.
Recognized for their successful, exacting fertilizer application practices, Karl Dirks, Mount Joy, Pa., Don Villwock of Edwardsport, Ind., and Lowell King of Loma, Colo., were honored as the 12th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners at the 2020 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis.
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6 Planter Setups for Tough No-Till Conditions

Growers in central Pennsylvania share how they tweaked their planting units to optimize corn stands while still getting cover crops into their rotations.
Soil conditions in Pennsylvania can vary as much as the terrain, from sandy or clay loam to rocks and knobs of shale — presenting a potential nightmare for no-tillers trying to achieve consistent stands and protect yield potential.
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Doubling Up

Higher soybean prices may push double-cropping farther north this year.
With soybean prices for fall delivery more than $10 per bushel, some small grain growers may be checking out new double-cropping opportunities.
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NNTC16 Audio Presentations

Plant Green into Cover Crops This Spring - Jim Hershey - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download


Jim Hershey challenges you to consider planting before you terminate your high-value cover crop in the spring. The Elizabethtown, Pa., no-tiller and president of the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance has been practicing the “planting green” system on his corn, soybean, wheat and livestock operation using multispecies cover crops with great success. Hershey shares his experiences with this system and how it’s reduced his slug pressure to nothing. He also talks about the cover crop interseeder that was built on his farm and what he’s seen from it.


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