Noah Newman

Noah Newman

Noah Newman started at Lessiter Media in March 2022 as Associate Editor for No-Till Farmer, Strip-Till Farmer and Cover Crop Strategies. He previously worked in broadcast journalism as a sports anchor/reporter for television stations in central Illinois and most recently Jackson, Mississippi, where he was named the state’s sportscaster of the year by the National Sports Media Association. He looks forward to engaging with growers, learning extensively about their operations, and sharing impactful stories with the audience.  

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Ironing Out Nutrient Management, Equipment Challenges in Strip-Till

Scott Hoober shares lessons learned from 15 years of strip-tilling.
Scott Hoober says proper nutrient uptake is key to closing the corn yield gap. And the key to uptake, he says, is getting the nutrients into the root zone. Using an application rate of 100 pounds of N and 40 pounds of P2O5 as an example, Hoober says nutrient concentrations in the root zone vary dramatically based on application method. 
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Reaching the Next Level of Productivity with Automation

Autonomous tractors, smart sensors and farming as a service are breaking out of the bounds of the startup and being embraced by Big Ag.

While the use of autonomous machinery is still in its infancy, it will ultimately have a major impact on the structure of the agriculture industry, according to Scott Shearer, chair of the department of food, agricultural and biological engineering at Ohio State University.


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