Six No-Till Farmer representatives from Lessiter Media attended the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville in mid-February to scout out the latest developments in the North American agriculture machinery market. The 4-day event attracted more than 70,000 people checking out the latest advancements in farm equipment.
Alan Weber discusses his use of cereal rye and other cover crops on his farm near Nelson, Mo., where he runs a diversified crop and livestock operation. He’s found cereal rye is especially useful in reducing pigweed and waterhemp pressure and cover crops as a whole are saving him $35-$50 an acre on hay needed for grazing.
WHEN WE STEP into our office, soil conservation posters serve to remind us why we do the things we do on our farm. Our soils need to be protected and nourished to keep waterways healthy and the nation’s food supply sustainable.
“In 20-inch rows I added narrow-profile Yetter SharkTooth row cleaners this year and next year I plan to add Precision Planting’s CleanSweep technology to the row cleaners to adjust them on the go and not move as much soil and more of just the residue.
When people ask why I was the first farmer in our area of southeastern Iowa to start no-tilling 28 years ago, I answer that it was bred into me to control soil erosion any way I can — including extensive use of terraces and grass waterways. I couldn’t bear to see all that soil running into streams and rivers. I knew I had to do something to keep that from happening.
In this episode of Conservation Ag Update, we pay tribute to no-till legend Dave Brandt, who recently passed away from injuries sustained in a car crash. Fellow no-till legends who knew Dave best share their thoughts on the life and legacy of their friend.
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.