25 Tips to Improve Spring Strip-Till
Nutrient Management, Starting Out In Strip-Till

25 Tips to Improve Spring Strip-Till

Spring strip-till can be both a choice and a necessity. While the benefits of fall-applied fertilizer and giving berms several months to settle ahead of planting are preferred by many strip-tillers, a properly-executed spring system can create an ideal seedbed.

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Aug. 1-2, 2019
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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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Building Healthier Soil and Profits with Strip-Till

Fall Tillage Incomplete? Try Spring Zone Tillage!

If you were faced with challenging fall field conditions that prevented tillage and fertilizer placement, spring zone tillage may be your answer.

Strip-Till Farmer’s Building Healthier Soil and Profits with Strip-Till series is brought to you by Environmental Tillage Systems.

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Strip-Till Columns

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    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.
  • Glyphosate Under Attack, Bayer Ready to Fight Back

    August was not a good month for glyphosate and Bayer executives who recently finalized a $62.5 billion purchase of Monsanto and Roundup herbicide.

Strip-Till Farmer Podcast

Building Your First Berms: Lessons Learned from the Field

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by Kentucky strip-tiller Joseph Sisk, who breaks down the successes and struggles in expanding his strip-till system, to include examples of his early-experiences adopting the practice.

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Improving Soil Health in the Zone

Managing Soil Health in Strip-Till Zones

When thinking about soil health, we often start with off-season management practices. These are good for on-farm long-term profitability and for maintaining a sustainable system. But are these practices actually improving soil health and nutrient uptake in your strip management zone?

Strip-Till Farmer's Improving Soil Health in the Zone series is brought to you by Midwestern BioAg.

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