Summer has arrived and the growing season is in full swing. And while the planting season largely got off to a great start, a number of regions have experienced challenging conditions: from wet, soggy areas in Southern states to wind, hail and frost in the Midwest to expanding areas of high heat and drought conditions over large swaths of the west and the Great Plains — including 41% of corn production acres.
Southeastern Minnesota is always an interesting area to explore the evolution and advancement of strip-till. My recent trip was no different, getting the opportunity to learn about the dollars-and-sense approach local strip-tillers have taken to improve economic returns and not necessarily boost yields.
If you are like me, technology has become an even more important tool in daily life. Business communication, social interaction and idea sharing are accomplished through a variety of platforms, apps and web portals.
I’m a chronic malcontent, especially when it comes to our farm. If something becomes status quo, if it becomes something that everybody else is doing and we are not questioning it anymore, I start to look at it and pick at it and change it.
If you spend any time online these days, it’s hard to avoid the avalanche of comments, memes or images proclaiming that 2020 is a lost year, even though we’re only a little more than halfway through the calendar.
For better or worse, the 2020 spring planting season will be memorable. As strip-tillers prepare for planting — with some already getting into the field — it’s difficult to dismiss the internal and external influences that are reshaping the ag industry.
BASF Vice President of U.S. Crop Protection Scott Kay lead the discussion featuring farmers Dan Luepkes (Illinois) and Kelly Garrett (Iowa). The panel shared insights on using data and technology to maximize success in the field.
For more than a quarter of a century, the National No-Tillage Conference has been providing the practical tips and information you need to run a more successful no-till operation. In our 30th anniversary year, we’re ready to do it again as our event returns to beautiful downtown Louisville, Ky., at the legendary Galt House Hotel.
Kuhn Krause's focus, above all, is to continue to produce quality products to serve producers better; to strive to respond to their needs with new tools and new technology to meet their growing challenges. Agronomic practices are constantly changing, and at a faster pace now than ever.