Driving through southeastern Minnesota earlier this year, it was clear that no-till was the exception, not the rule. Cold, wet soils can be a challenge for no-till, but the working up of rolling ground and steep slopes that I saw also means there's greater erosion.
Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and marestail are the three most problematic weed species confronting corn and soybean growers, says Purdue University weed scientist Bryan Young. With the challenge of herbicide resistance, Young shares how overlapping residual herbicides can help effectively keep these problem weeds under control.
Our 23rd annual National No-Tillage Conference has come and gone, and as a second-time attendee I’m still overwhelmed by the amount of no-till research, insights and information that were presented last week.
In this video, No-Till Farmer founder Lessiter discusses what no-till is, the importance of getting back to the basics of no-tilling, and why he decided to start the No-Till Farmer newsletter more than 40 years ago.
Seeking to combine the return of cattle with capturing the value of cover crops, Rock Creek, Minn., strip-tiller and no-tiller Jon Stevens is grazing cattle on a 30-acre paddock seeded with grasses and cereals with the intention of trying to rotate in corn within 3 years to capture in-field nitrogen.
The Summit, formerly known as the Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC), features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, table talks and vendor booths. Attendees who stay for the entire conference will be offered CCA continuing education units (CEUs).
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.