In this episode of Conservation Ag Update, University of Illinois ag professor Gary Schnitkey has the latest on drought conditions and explains why there’s still hope for above average yields. Plus, we take a trip back to 1988, when President Ronald Reagan visited drought-stricken Illinois.
In the Cover Crop Connection segment, Brendan Blank of Byron Seeds introduces us to a versatile cover crop mix known as Maize Pro.
Also in the episode, Bay City, Mich., no-tiller John Burk uses cover crops to fight a major pest, soil health expert Jamie Patton checks in from a soil pit to show how no-till is transforming a Wisconsin farm after several years of conventional tillage, cutting-edge technologies debut at the Linco-Precision Field Day and the LaserWeeder zaps weeds in our video of the week.
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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!