In the shadows of mountains: special challenges

December 2014
Delta Farm Press Exclusive Insight;12/12/2014, p1
The article discusses challenges faced by farmers in growing crops such as corn, soybeans and wheat in mountain areas. Topics include experiences of agriculture engineer John Keller in farming near Maryville, Tennessee, his no-tillage planting to address the soil erosion problem, his decision not to use big equipment because of small fields, advantages of farming in the mountain area such as the absence of glyphosate resistant pigweed, and the use of rotation and cover crops to control weeds.


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