The topography of the Champaign County, Ohio area makes much of Jack Sommers' farmland a candidate for no-till and cover cropping practices. Sommers feels that cover crops help protect the soils and build up organic matter among other advantages.
Based on the principles of building healthy soil, regenerative ag aims to not only sustain farm productivity but to actually work with nature to regenerate the soil, increase biodiversity and enhance the farming ecosystem.
On Dec. 11, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced his nomination for Secretary of Agriculture, and in doing so announced his plan to make U.S. agriculture the first in the world to achieve net zero emissions by paying farmers to put their land in conservation and plant cover crops.
The Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) released its first-ever “national soil health report card” to grade how soil measures compare from one part of the country to another. Read on to find out how Canadians made the grade.
A research economist at Texas A&M University and a soil scientist with the Soil Health Institute researched why Texas producers choose to, or not to, adopt soil conservation and soil health measures and discuss what they found.
Although more than two decades of no-till practices have been good to Mark Montel, 8 years ago he describes hitting a wall as his regular soil tests showed he wasn’t building soil organic matter very quickly.
When Shawn and Shane Tiffany took over the former Black Diamond feed yard in 2007 it wasn’t in terrible shape, mostly because of manure applications that kept organic matter in the soil. But after going to a cover crop field day 8 years ago, the brothers didn’t want to just settle.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by CultivAce, we talk to East Troy, Wis., no-tiller Jim Stute as he wraps up corn harvest. Stute reflects on a challenging year and shares how he was able to conserve moisture with cereal rye.
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.