No-till notes - farming in extreme weather



Paul Jasa, center explains the importance of closing the seed “V” to pack the seed firmly in moist soil during a recent field day at Watson Bros. Farm near Berea, Neb. Jasa, representing the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is joined by Craig Wyman, left, and John Thomas.

Last week I traveled around the Panhandle to attend various field days. The crops around our region look to be doing pretty well if a hail storm hadn’t hit the fields. There seems to be more hail storms around this year than most years. Almost every producer I visited with had a hail storm somewhere on their farm.

I drove to Grant, Neb., to Steve Tucker’s farm to attend a field day hosted by the Colorado Conservation Tillage Association in conjunction with No-till On the Plains. This field workshop was aptly titled “Farming in Extreme Weather-Adapting Farming Practices”. Our region...

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