Looking at Strip-Tilled Corn From the Roots Up
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Looking at Strip-Tilled Corn From the Roots Up

Mike Petersen dug his first soil pit 34 years ago. More than 1,500 digs later, he has determined that strip-till and accurate nutrient applications can achieve 300-bushel corn more efficiently and affordably than conventional tillage.

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Get dozens of ideas to boost your strip-till yields at the 3rd annual National Strip-Tillage Conference next August 3-4 in Bloomington-Normal, IL.

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Strip-Till Columns

  • Jack Zemlicka

    Mixing it Up with Cover Crops in Strip-Till

    Incorporating cover crops is a growing trend among strip-tillers as a way to retain nutrients in the soil, limit erosion and promote growth of organic matter content. According to our 2015 Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study, about 48% of respondents plant cover crops in strip-tilled fields, up more than 4% from the year prior.
  • Look Beyond Boosting Yields with Strip-Till

    While strip-tillers are always looking to add a few more bushels per acre, it’s worth noting that increasing yields isn’t always the primary objective for adopting the practice.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Don’t Strip-Till “By the Seat of Your Pants”

    Attending the National No-Tillage Conference always presents an opportunity to network and learn from some of the most innovative farmers and conservation-minded academics.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Making Your Strip-Till Resolutions for 2016

    I’ve never been one for making (much less keeping) New Year’s resolutions. But there are always improvements — personal and professional — that I’ll aim to make throughout the year.


Recent Webinar: Managing Your Cash Crop to Make Room To Cover Crop Effectively

You can’t stumble your way into success. Walton, Ind., no-tiller and veteran cover crop user Cameron Mills takes you through the primary things you need to consider to have a good experience making cover crops a beneficial part of your no-till system.

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