are No-till acres around the DIA today and
looking back to the 1980’s, there was change in the air.
History was made in 1985
as Stapleton Airport began to close and a new airport began.
Thanks to DIA regulations to stop blowing dust,
and two Yielder 2520 drills with Steiger Tigers were called
in to solve the problem.
Calvin Fullenwider III land owner, Box Elder Farms and realtor
ordered the first Yielder in 1985.
Mayor Pena was in charge of the Denver Airport to be located at a
large Colorado Grain Farm, Box Elder Farms.
One more Yielder was added to improve the coverage and stop the
blowing dirt. Producers were able to continue with agriculture by
raising diverse No-till crops.
CRP closed down some acres in 1987, Feb.
27, 17 is today, you can go see the
Yielders at I-470 and Landfill Mountain at the western Denver
International Airport perimeter.
The big Yielders stopped the blowing dirt,
the Yielders made No-till work in Colorado for Box Elder Farm
managers Paul and Connie Warner.
Approaching DIA from the North. 2
hours and 10 minutes east and south of Spokane.
The Southwest Wing Man is aligning up on twin runways at busy DIA.
Landfill Mountain on
the left or to the west of I-470 on the right at DIA. Perennial
Cover CRP and No-tillage saved this area.
You can spot the Yielders on Google
Earth. 32 years later. Stainless Steel
Construction at an estimated 100,000 acres with each 25 foot machine,
needs the ground engaging tools rebuilt and ready for tough
Google earth tells the story of this area.
Built for steep slopes
at high speed with long tractor seat times between fills.
No known yield compromises in winter wheat production.
Today you can take
the train to the airport from downtown Denver, Peoria Station
is about half way to the airport.
The Aurora Ford dealer has the powerful SHO in for upgrades
and electronic repairs, a 2013 with 72,000 Great Plains miles.
At Aurora at 225 and Alameda, I took the light rail (25 mph)
to Peoria Station and then the Airport High Speed rail, going
about 60 mph to DIA at $4.50.
It was OK ….an alternative when you have your car in the shop.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Feb. 27, 17. Denver has changed a
This part of the story has not changed very much and “The Park” just
as pretty as it ever was.