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15 Time, Money & Stress-Saving Strip-Till Planting Tips

15 Time, Money & Stress-Saving Strip-Till Planting Tips

Strip-Till Farmer editors assembled 15 strategic tips to consider ahead of getting into the field and ensure that those strip-tilled berms will translate into ideal seedbeds.

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  • How to Check Your Parallel Arm Linkage

    Your planter's parallel arm linkage makes sure that your row-unit is riding smoothly through the field. If there’s wear in these components, you’ll have an inconsistent depth, leading to inconsistent emergence. The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.
  • [Podcast] Building Soil Health and Profitability with Strip-Till

    In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Sound Agriculture, we caught up with Rock Creek Minn. farmer Jon Stevens talks about how integrating strip-till is helping him build organic matter and boost production on clay soils with relatively low county yield averages. He also talks about diversifying his operation with cattle, building his own strip-till rig, controlling weeds with cover crops and more.
  • Maintaining Soil Productivity with Strip-Till

    In the grand scheme of things, many people say climate change is the most critical issue facing mankind. But to me, the most important challenge is not just maintaining, but improving the productivity of the soil. 

  • Timing, Moisture, Seeding Rate Matter when Overseeding Cover Crops

    When seeding cover crops, the method makes a difference. For success in overseeding covers into a standing crop, either by broadcasting with high clearance equipment or aerially applying the seed, consider these tips from Iowa State University Extension.
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    Sticking with the Strip-Till Playbook in a Spring of Adversity

    Summer has arrived and the growing season is in full swing. And while the planting season largely got off to a great start, a number of regions have experienced challenging conditions: from wet, soggy areas in Southern states to wind, hail and frost in the Midwest to expanding areas of high heat and drought conditions over large swaths of the west and the Great Plains — including 41% of corn production acres.
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    What’s the Main Ingredient in Your Strip-Till Recipe?

    I like to think of strip-tillers in this context — creative adaptors who are receptive to change and always looking to improve their recipe for success. 

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    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.
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    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.

Strip-Till Farmer Podcast

[Podcast] Building Soil Health and Profitability with Strip-Till

In today's Strip-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with Rock Creek Minn. farmer Jon Stevens talks about how integrating strip-till is helping him build organic matter and boost production on clay soils with relatively low county yield averages. He also talks about diversifying his operation with cattle, building his own strip-till rig, controlling weeds with cover crops and more.

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How Lamb Farms Grows Profits & Efficiency with 4R Nutrient Management

For Janette Veazey-Post a New York farmer and one of the owners/operators at Lamb Farms, sustainability is a driving force behind their success. In fact, she attributes their desire to reuse, repurpose and do more with less to helping them become more efficient and profitable each year.

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Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

How to Check Your Parallel Arm Linkage

The parallel arm linkage makes sure that your row-unit is riding smoothly through the field. If there’s wear in these components, you’ll see that you have an inconsistent depth. This will lead to inconsistent emergence.

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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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Going After Bigger Profits with Organic No-Till

Going After Bigger Profits with Organic No-Till

This 32-page report shares data trends that lay out growth in the U.S. organic market, and practical insights and tips from three no-tillers and strip-tillers who made the transition from conventional farming to organic and how they tackled challenges like weed control without herbicides. This report also provides leads on where to find potential funding and technical assistance for converting farm acres to organic methods.
Banking on Progressive Precision Practices to Improve ROI

Banking on Progressive Precision Practices to Improve ROI

Within the 48 pages of this report, you will get perspective and direct experience from other no-tillers, strip-tillers, researchers and industry experts on how current precision tools are paying off and how to prepare to make the most of the innovations of the future. This report features expert advice from experienced industry experts such as; Jeremy Wilson, Cade Bushnell, Eric and Megan Wallendal, and more. 

From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming

From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming

Enjoy a stunning and unique collection of no-till stories, photographs, facts, and figures chronicling the history of no-till farming from the early years through today. This extraordinary hardbound book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world of no-till as seen through the eyes of those who observed the many changes in no-till since the first commecial U.S. plot in 1962.
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