On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, Amherst, Neb., no-tiller Jared Kenney shares a key lesson learned from one of his biggest planting mistakes, and how it helped him break the 300-bushel barrier twice. Plus, “the father of biological agriculture,” Gary Zimmer shares his top 4 nutrients for a better crop.

In the Cover Crop Connection, associate editor Mackane Vogel catches up with Rory McDonnell, associate professor at Oregon State Univ., who discusses a unique method of slug control that involves bread.

Later in the episode, 360 Yield Center founder Gregg Sauder shares new information about 360 Rain, an autonomous irrigation system. Find out why no-tiller and strip-tiller Jon Stevens earned the nickname “Mr. Maverick” in the Farmer Feature segment, and Elliottsburg, Pa., no-tiller Dave McLaughlin showcases his unique no-till drill setup in the Video of the Week.

This episode of Conservation Ag Update is brought to you by Montag Mfg.  

Montag Manufacturing has rolled out two new industry-first products.  Cover Crop Plus is the first metering system dedicated to cover crop seeds, able to accurately meter even the smallest seeds like cover cress. It can be mounted to tillage implements, combines and self-propelled high clearance machines.  

The second new product is the mammoth sized model 2224 with 13 or 16 tons capacity for producers running with larger strip-till implements. For more information, visit the Montag website or your Montag dealer.


Read the full transcript of this episode of Conservation Ag Update.

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And that will wrap things up on this edition of Conservation Ag Update. Until next time, for more stories visit no-tillfarmer.com, striptillfarmer.com and covercropstrategies.com. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!