Six years ago, Joel Armistead was suffering from a second year of drought. The cropland around his farm in Adairville, Kentucky, showed the results of lack of rain. That is, except for one field.
Brian Clark and his brothers have been sold on strip-till since they started using it in the late 1980s. In fact, while some producers limit strip-till to corn on bean stubble, these Illinois farmers have been using a pair of machines in the fall following
There aren’t many John Deere 9500 Series combines equipped like the Taylors’ of Russiaville, Indiana. Brothers Bill and Dick farm about 800 acres with their father, Lewis, and they’ve added a lot of technology the last few years.
Their combine has been retrofitted with Calmer BT chopper rolls, adjustable deck plates, a GreenStar AutoTrac assisted-steering system, AutoTrac RowSense, Headsight automatic header height control, and a TSR straw chopper. Their 12-row John Deere 7000 planter features even more modifications.
Online ability to access satellite imagery of water stress is coming.
Nebraska farmer finds that variable-rate irrigation offers yield increases as well as a means for controlling disease.
A Missourian discovers a $60-per-acre savings with the practice compared to paddy irrigation approach.
This Texas irrigator is making a wide variety of changes in anticipation of future water cuts.