The Indian Creek Watershed Project Field Tour stopped at Herb Steffen’s farm again this year. At his farm we received presentations on the use of controlled release nitrogen on corn that according to Herb includes our sponsor’s products – AGROTAIN!
Herb says he and his family have farmed in the area since 1863 so you know these people really take care of their land. We talked about the dry weather which is some of the worst he’s seen. He says that even if it rains now it won’t help the corn but perhaps the soybeans. The corn has very little root system so let’s hope he doesn’t get much wind! He says they’re working with several companies on the controlled nitrogen release project. He says that last year it was too wet and this year it’s too dry. He thinks it is hard to get enough good data on the results yet. Maybe he’ll have a “normal” year next year.
Listen to my interview with Herb here: Interview with Herb Steffen
You can find my photos from today’s field tour here: 2012 Indian Creek Watershed Project Field Tour Photo AlbumAgWired coverage of the CTIC Indian Creek Watershed Field Tour is sponsored by AGROTAIN