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Is Organic Strip-Till an Opportunity or Obstacle?

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.

Strip-Till News

  • Four Opportunities to Best Manage Nitrogen

    Assessing nutrient levels can help mitigate nitrogen management challenges. Rock River Laboratory explains the available analysis tools and when and how to use them as part of a successful fertilization strategy.
  • Proposed NRCS Change to Cover Crop Guidelines Brings Protests

    An adjustment of conservation standards by the NRCS could prohibit growers from mechanically harvesting cover crops for seed, hay, silage or biomass, potentially hamstringing dairies who rely on covers for additional or emergency forage. 

  • New Glyphosate Resistance Mechanism Discovered in Plants

    In a world-first breakthrough for research into herbicide resistance, a team of Australian and international scientists has discovered a new glyphosate resistance mechanism in plants that has similarities to cancer drug resistance in humans, say researchers from the University of Western Australia.
  • [Podcast] Cutting Into the Hay & Forage Market with Strip-Till

    In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast supported by The Andersons, we get some perspective from two strip-till experts, University of California-Davis researcher Jeff Mitchell and Tipton, Calif., strip-tiller Tom Barcellos, on the ongoing evolution of the practice in California and the Western U.S.
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Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

Examining Your Depth Adjustment Linkage

Getting the right planting depth is supposed to be just a matter of setting the T-handle at the correct setting. But if the corresponding depth adjustment parts are worn, you may not be planting at the depth you thought you were.

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The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting. Precision Planting, LLC is the leading provider of practical and effective precision ag technologies to help make farmers smarter every season.

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Attend the 2021 National No-Tillage Conference

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LIVE IN-PERSON EVENT

Discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. The 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 5-6, in Omaha, Neb., offers a mix of thought-provoking general sessions featuring top experts, profit-boosting Strip-Till Classrooms led by strip-till authorities, and interactive farmer-to-farmer Strip-Till Roundtables. Learn more

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Strip-Till Columns

  • Jack Zemlicka

    Customizing Strip-Till as a Systematic Service

    Talking with farmers throughout the years about their initial experience with strip-till, they routinely mention the financial commitment they were able to minimize with a little innovation.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Are You Fully Invested in the Economics of Your Farm?

    With fall harvest winding down in many areas, strip-tillers have been vigilantly checking yield monitors (calibrated, I hope) and thinking about the next phase of field operations.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Bottom Line Benefits vs. Bin-Busting Yields

    Southeastern Minnesota is always an interesting area to explore the evolution and advancement of strip-till. My recent trip was no different, getting the opportunity to learn about the dollars-and-sense approach local strip-tillers have taken to improve economic returns and not necessarily boost yields.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Unlocking the Virtual Value of Strip-Till Secrets

    If you are like me, technology has become an even more important tool in daily life. Business communication, social interaction and idea sharing are accomplished through a variety of platforms, apps and web portals.

Strip-Till Farmer Podcast

[Podcast] Cutting Into the Hay & Forage Market with Strip-Till

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, we get some perspective from two strip-till experts, University of California-Davis researcher Jeff Mitchell and Tipton, Calif., strip-tiller Tom Barcellos, on the ongoing evolution of the practice in California and the Western U.S.

The Strip-Till Farmer podcast is brought to you by The Andersons.

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A nutrient management program is essential to maximize crop productivity and yields. The key is providing the right nutrients at the right time throughout the growing season. The Andersons High Yield Programs make it easy to plan a season-long approach for many row and specialty crops. Download yours today at AndersonsPlantNutrient.com/HighYield.

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