Growing up on his family’s farm outside of Wray, Colo., Chad Godsey gained an early understanding of how important water is to growing a good crop. This knowledge shaped his professional career as cropping systems specialist with Oklahoma State University and the founder of Godsey Precision Ag, which provides conservation-minded water management, variable-rate prescriptions and agronomic consulting.
During the last decade, Godsey has helped transition his family’s 3,000-acre primarily irrigated corn operation to strip-till to improve soil structure. He’s also incorporated variable-rate practices and soil moisture monitoring technology to apply water more precisely from center pivots. Based on crop water needs and current moisture sensor data, Godsey has reduced seed populations on hilltops by about 20% and seen yields increase by 10% on the family farm.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Chad shares the value and payback of variable-rate and soil and moisture sensing technology in a strip-till system to include better management of seeding populations and water application to increase productivity.
Strip-Till Farmer's podcast series is brought to you by Topcon Agriculture.
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