Syngenta, No-Till Farmer Seek No-Till Leaders

Kelly Marshall

Syngenta and No-Till Farmer are looking for nominations for the 2017 No-Till Innovator Award. The honor recognizes farmers, researchers, organizations, or others who have found ways to no-till more effectively, economically, and with better impact on the environment. “We’re proud to partner with No-Till Farmer again to seek out a new class of innovators of sustainable farming methods,” said Melissa …

Iowa Providing No-Till, Strip-Till Resources

Kelly Marshall

Farmers in Iowa have increased no-till acres to more than 7 million in 2012, but Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging farmers to continue their efforts with no-till and strip-till practices. “We are in the midst of spring planting and continue to see significant growth in no-till and strip-till adoption across the state. New technologies and tools continue …

BASF Earns Three No-Till Awards

Kelly Marshall

The 24th annual National No-Tillage Conference offers readers of No-Till Farmer the chance to vote for the best products on their operation.  This year BASF was honored with two ‘Product of the Year’ awards and one runner up at the conference.  Headline AMP carries the title of best fungicide for the 10th year running.  Sharpen earned its third consecutive award …

Soil Health Makes Financial Sense #SHPSummit16

Taylor Truckey

Monsanto has been a part of the conversation for the Soil Health Partnership since the beginning. Kevin Coffman, Market Development Lead in the Ag Sustainability Strategy division of Monsanto, elaborated on the plans of the Partnership with AgWired’s Chuck Zimmerman during last week’s Summit. Kevin Coffman, a member of the steering committee for the Soil Health Partnership, said the conversation …

Soil Health Stewardship Program Benefits All

Taylor Truckey

While at the Soil Health Summit, David Brown, a farmer from Illinois, spoke with AgWired about his involvement in the Soil Health Partnership Stewardship Program. “We’re learning so much from it. When the opportunity presented itself, I thought ‘we have to do this’. It’s a learning opportunity for us and if you don’t learn, you’re standing still.” Brown is involved …

#SHPSummit16 Values Field Research

Taylor Truckey

The Soil Health Partnership knows that further research is needed to show farmers the benefits of soil health. Dan Towery, Field Manager with the Soil Health Partnership in Indiana, spoke with Chuck Zimmerman at the Soil Health Summit this week in Indianapolis about the purpose of the Summit as well as the field research trials they are currently conducting. “We’re …

Soil Health A Priority For The Nature Conservancy

Cindy Zimmerman

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) provides technical support for the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), and it’s something that fits in well with the organization’s mission “to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.” “The Nature Conservancy has been working in agriculture for several decades,” says Larry Clemens, TNC North American Agriculture Program Director. “We’ve been wanted to scale …

No-Till Farmers Honored For Nutrient Management

Taylor Truckey

AgroLiquid and No-Till Farmer, co-sponsors of the Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners Program, have come together to recognize three farmers for their efficient and effective use of applied fertilizer in their no-till systems. Considered Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners, the no-tillers were honored Friday before nearly 1,000 growers during the 24th annual National No-Tillage Conference. Eric Odberg of Genesee, Idaho; Jerry and …

2015 National No-Tillage Conference

Jamie Johansen

Behind the theme of “Building Better No-Till Practices,” the 2015 National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) from Jan. 14-17 lands on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the fifth time in the conference’s 23-year history. The just-completed conference program offers cutting-edge farmers 45 presentations over 4 highly valuable days of learning. Sharing the best no-till management practices and …

No Till Products of the Year from BASF

Cindy Zimmerman

No-till farmers gave top honors to BASF products Headline AMP® fungicide and Sharpen® herbicide at the recent 22nd Annual National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, Illinois. This is the eighth consecutive win for Headline AMP fungicide in the top fungicide product category. Headline AMP fungicide is labeled for corn application. On-farm field trials from 2013 show Headline AMP fungicide delivers 11.7 …