Aquesta setmana ens està ressaltant un altre response from a Membre de la Junta GFN and his vistes en la sostenibilitat en l'agricultura. Terry Wanzek de Dakota del nord is a 4th generation farmer in a family partnership growing a variety of crops. As if farming isn’t time-consuming enough, Terry was also elected to the State Senate in North Dakota. Of recent note, Wanzek va volar a Washington, DC to talk about the importance of trade with officials at the White House (Wanzek meets with White House officials on tradeThe Jamestown Sun, Juny 16, 2018) – more on this in an upcoming post. També, Terry makes a new and key point about sustainability at the end of his first answercheck it out below (and if you have thoughts about it leave a comment).

 

Global Farmer Network Board memberTerry Wanzek, Jamestown, Dakota del nord, EUA

Pregunta: Quina és la definició de l'agricultura sostenible?

Resposta: Eficient, moderna, responsible and mostly profitable farming.  Achieving the maximum output possible with a minimum of necessary inputs , utilitzant la tecnologia moderna, all the while protecting and enhancing the natural resources that are entrusted to us.  If it is not profitable, it will not be sustainable.

Pregunta: A la seva granja avui que ajuda a la sostenibilitat de l'operació de l'agricultura i el sòl que li són l'agricultura en el que les pràctiques agrícoles utilitzes?

Resposta: Minimum till and No till, Variable rate fertilizing and variable rate seeding.  GPS and mapping using auto steer etc. Also using auto calibrating yield data collection on our new JD combines.   Using section control or swath control on our precision modern JD sprayers and/or planters and seed drills.  Precision farming with prescript maps developed from data collection.   And of course biotechnology and much improved crop genetics.

Pregunta: On treus la informació sobre les pràctiques agrícoles sostenibles que són apropiats per a la seva granja?

Resposta: Climate Fieldview.  Ag data mapping solutions.  Our own yield data collected by our harvesters.  Aerial imagery.  Mostly vendors and private agronomist and personal data collected. 

Wanzek was part of a June 2018 visit with White House officials talking about the importance of trade to N. Dakota and US agriculture.

Pregunta: Com determinar què pràctiques funcionen millor a la seva granja?

Resposta: Through measured performance results gleaned from our own yield data.    

Pregunta: Hi ha tecnologies específiques que donarà suport a la sostenibilitat de la seva operació agrícola?

Resposta: Mostly variable rate fertilizing and variable rate seeding.  Precisely placing the fertilizer rates and seed rates where it will result in the best result maximizing yield potential. 

Pregunta: Compartiu les pràctiques agrícoles sostenibles que s'utilitza amb altres agricultors? If yes, com?

Resposta: Yes we have.  Sharing Climate Fieldview technology with other farmers.