After 11 years of strip till, Dennis Smith has built his night crawler numbers up to the point that there’s not enough soybean residue to go around. He also doesn't need to tile or use grass waterways because of better water infiltration....More
In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get some considerations for soybean planting and a reminder about pesticide labels. Learn what university experts are predicting for corn and soybean prices and how one farmer is making no-till work in the north. Finally, enjoy some apps for your smartphone.
West-central Wisconsin farmer Carl Oberholtzer has made no-till work. It's been a learning experience that has helped him maintain soil organic matter, with hopes of growing it as he incorporates cover crops....More
Farmers from Iowa, Indiana and Ohio have written offer their advice and opinions on tillage, sustainability and soil health. Some agree with being progressive, and others are questioning it. What are your thoughts on being sustainable?...More
Agronomic practices, fertilizer application, tillage and low prices (and how to deal with them) were just a few hot topics on our website in 2015. Check out these most-read stories; a lot of it will be helpful to know for 2016.
As farmers worked hard in 2015 to produce crops, we worked hard to bring you the best stories and information to help you farm smarter, and be more profitable. From new farm equipment to mobile apps to use on the farm, soil fertility tips to land values and other tips to make harvest better, we've offered a plethora of information in our galleries this year. Here are the top galleries for 2015.
Leaders say change happens through growth over time. I hope we can all try to get outside our comfort zone. Taking that first step can lead to less fear and put us on the road to greater success....More
More and more farmers are making the change from whole-field tillage to conservation tillage. We'd like to know if tillage practices have changed on your farm? Have you reduced tillage in some way by using strip-till or no-till? Do you not till any soybean ground? Do you till at all in the fall? Or have your practices stayed the same? Take our latest poll and let us know how you're changing tillage practices on your farm. And feel free to leave a comment with your changes, and your location.