Farm Fresh Answers

Cultivating conversations about food & farming

Tag: Spring (page 1 of 2)

Farm Fresh Podcast: Spring into Safety

Picking the right date for planting can be a bit of a guessing game for farmers as they watch the weather and soil conditions. Gerald Thompson talks about factors influencing planting progress and discusses farm safety in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Advances in technology like rear view cameras and seatbelts can help protect farmers and motorists, but it’s always important to slow down and pass with caution.

Tune in every week for the Farm to Table on WJBC radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Technology for Precise Planting

Straight rows are more than just a pretty picture. For farmers, it’s all about optimal spacing to give each plant equal access to sunlight, water and nutrients.

Check out how today’s technology allows farmers to be precise and what it takes to grow a crop in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast with local farmer Rick Dean.

Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC.

IMG_3908

Strip till is  one of the farming techniques Rick Dean uses on his farm.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Prepping for Planting

Spring is in the air and soon the planters will start rolling across McLean County, dropping seeds into the ground to produce the amber waves of grain that will be harvested next fall.

How do farmers know it’s time to plant? Find out from Paul Schuler, a farmer from Lexington, in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Catch the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

 

Farm Fresh Podcast: Fertilizer Feeds Plants

Ever wondered what’s in those white tanks you see out in farm fields during spring or fall? It’s a fertilizer – called anhydrous ammonia – that provides an essential nutrient to plants. Find out more in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast with local farmer Fred Grieder.

Grieder also serves as president of the McLean County Farm Bureau and shares a few thoughts on the Illinois state budget impasse.

Listen for the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Fertilizer Feeds Plants

White "nurse tanks" are used to apply a form of nitrogen fertilizer called anhydrous ammonia to fields. Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plants and anhydrous ammonia has the highest nitrogen content of any commercial fertilizer. Photo courtesy of Illinois Farm Bureau.

White “nurse tanks” are used to apply a form of nitrogen fertilizer called anhydrous ammonia to fields. Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plants and anhydrous ammonia has the highest nitrogen content of any commercial fertilizer. Photo courtesy of Illinois Farm Bureau.

Ever wondered what’s in those white tanks you see out in farm fields during spring or fall? It’s a fertilizer – called anhydrous ammonia – that provides an essential nutrient to plants. Find out more in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast with local farmer Fred Grieder.

Grieder also serves as president of the McLean County Farm Bureau and shares a few thoughts on the Illinois state budget impasse.

Listen for the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 on WJBC Radio.

Older posts

© 2018 Farm Fresh Answers

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑