Robert Ruwoldt of Glenvale Farms at Wimmera, Australia, has many of the same no-till experiences — the frustrations and experimentations — of his Canadian counterparts. In his talk at Direct Seeding Advantage in November 2008, he described his challenges in residue management, opener selection, weed control, and equipment modification. But out of those challenges, he […] Read more
17.73 Table 1. Average Nutrient Content In Straw* 22.61 22.68 25.68 * straw with 10 per cent moisture ** based on fertilizer prices of 60/lb N; 55/lb P2O5; 26/lb K2O; and 25/lb S. Source: www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs. nsf/all/agdex2512 Crop straw Wheat Barley Oats Peas N (pounds per ton) 12 15 14 24 P2O5 (pounds per ton) 3.7 […] Read more
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Grainews is written for farmers and often by farmers. It is about putting theory into practice on the farm. Each issue also features Cattleman’s Corner for cow-calf producers and farmers with mixed cattle and grain operations.