Bob Kissel remembers the moment he decided to start no-tilling his crops: it was 30 years ago as he was custom harvesting a 20-acre field intensively farmed with soybeans and worked with plows every year.
The recently-released 2017 Census of Ag data shows a big reduction in tillage across the country along with a renewed focus on regenerative farming techniques like no-till, reduced tillage and seeding cover crops. Check out our infographic showing how tillage practices and cover crop usage in the U.S. stacked up.
Opportunities to speak with farmers one-one-one about solutions to their problems is a key benefit to being a sponsor at the National No-Tillage Conference, says Andy Thompson, regional sales manager for Yetter Mfg. Co. He also discusses Yetter’s product line for no-till practices.
Mike Gryp, district sales manager for Kinze Mfg., discusses the benefits of no-till practices vs. conventional tillage, and maintenance aspects of the company’s no-till planting machines that farmers should keep in mind.
The latest round of taxpayer funds aimed at the declining Ogallala Aquifer shows why no-tilling, cover crops, precision irrigation and prescription grazing will be extremely important tools for farmers in the years ahead.
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