Adding Strip-Till Acres, Subtracting Costs Equals Escalating Production
Seeding & Planting, Water Management

Adding Strip-Till Acres, Subtracting Costs Equals Escalating Production

In 2013, the Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, were all in their 20s when they kicked off their own irrigated farming operation based on the latest water-use efficiency methods available to them at the time and strip-till management they had been using on their farm since 2007.

Strip-Till News

  • No-Till Farmer Launches “Ultimate No-Tiller Giveaway”

    No-Till Farmer is celebrating the recent release of the book, From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming, by holding The Ultimate No-Tiller Giveaway, an instant win contest giving contestants the chance to win more than 100 No-Till Farmer products and exclusive discounts. The contest is free to enter and runs through March 31, 2019.

  • Flooding and Stored Grain

    The rapid snowmelt in Spring 2019 has caused instances of stored grain being inundated with floodwater, which can bring in many hazards and create very rapid grain spoilage. Here are some things to consider if your grain operation is at risk for flooding.
  • Effects of Unharvested, Shattered, or Hailed-out Soybean Fields on Nutrient Supply for Corn

    Soaking rains, hail and other conditions sometimes prevent soybeans from being harvested as intended. Put a positive spin on this negative situation by accounting for the nutrients made available to the following corn crop by the unharvested soybeans.
  • [Video] Soil Warrior Discusses Strip-Tilling and Nutrient Placement in the Spring

    Dave Sanders, Sales Engineer with Environmental Tillage Systems and the Soil Warrior explains how strip-tillage works in a late, wet Spring after a wet Fall.
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Improving Soil Health in the Zone

Managing Micronutrients in Strip-Till Zone

Strip-till growers have been on the front edge of technology adoption and nutrient use efficiency for years. However when reviewing agronomy journals and past micronutrient research, you will see that very little has been done to understand and advance micronutrient management within strip-till programs.

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National Strip-Tillage Conference

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Aug. 1-2, 2019
Peoria, IL

Get hundreds of ideas to boost your strip-till yields at the 6th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference Aug. 1-2, 2019, in Peoria, IL. This is a can't-miss, one-of-a-kind meeting that offers nearly 40 cutting-edge, money-making sessions and unlimited networking with the best of the strip-till community over 2 days.

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Strip-Till Columns

  • Jack Zemlicka

    Is Organic Strip-Till an Opportunity or Obstacle?

    It seems the appetite for organically-grown products continues to grow and there is genuine momentum behind transitioning farm acreage into an organic system. And farmers have taken notice of the economic potential.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Shine a Light on Strip-Tillers as Ambassadors of Innovation

    The last few years have demanded that many farmers innovate out of necessity. Whether it’s more aggressive technology adoption, more efficient nutrient applications or machinery modifications, farmers are adapting to push production potential on every acre.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Get to the Root of Cover Crop ROI by Asking Questions

    It’s no secret that cover crops have become a popular pairing with strip-till systems, and we’ve seen that reflected in our annual benchmark study analysis. On average, more than 54% of strip-tillers say they utilize cover crops from 2014-18.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Mandatory Cover Cropping? — Maybe

    Recent years have seen growing interest among strip-tillers in experimenting with and incorporating different mixes and seeding methods of cover crops to achieve desired results.

Strip-Till Farmer Podcast

The Pace of Progress and Key Players in Machine Automation

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we met with Dr. Alex Thomasson, professor with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering with Texas A&M University, to discuss how advanced technologies are reshaping the farming industry.

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