In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Garth Mulkey of GS3 Quality Seed, who grows about 15 different crops outside of Monmouth, Ore, mostly for the seed industry.“No-till has been a great time saver. It’s been great for our soils. We’ve implemented cover crops the last 5-7 years on the ground where it fits. I’m very happy being a no-till farmer, and we’ve had some influence, my peer group and myself, on our neighbors. There’s not a big revolution in no-till in our area, but it’s certainly a tool that people are open to using these days.…” — Garth MulkeyListen in as Garth talks about no-till transplanting, developing the daikon radish seed known as NitroRadish, how no-till cut his planting window by about 70%, how he keeps slugs in check, the business challenges he faced when commodity prices dropped in 2012, and much more!
Listen in to learn how Garth Mulkey helped develop the bee protection protocol for specialty seed growers, and why specialty seed growers need bees. "[The bees] are even more critical in our hybrid productions, because the females in this production do not produce their own pollen, so if we don't have bees, we don't harvest seed." - Garth Mulkey Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PolliNation-72