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Synergizing Soil Health, Equipment & Technology

Synergizing Soil Health, Equipment & Technology

When your family has been farming some of the same ground for more than 255 years, there have been many changes. Yet some of the most meaningful and innovative changes have taken place over the past 25 years as Brian Newcombe and his brother Craig moved to no-till and strip-till at Cornwallis Farms in Port Williams, Nova Scotia.

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Know Your Planter is Set Right Before Hitting the Field

You’ve been there before. Everything is “ready to go” on your planter, but you start planting and realize something just isn’t quite right. Here are two things we’ve seen that have helped countless farmers have confidence from their very first pass in the field.

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More than 5,000 attendees have attended the online National Cover Crop Summit to discover proven, practical cover crop strategies. The National Cover Crop Summit returns March 17-18 with more expert presenters and more sessions than ever before! Join today’s most successful cover croppers, researchers and agronomists for this online event and discover proven, practical cover crop strategies in use today. Sign up for this FREE ONLINE EVENT today that has earned a 99% attendee satisfaction rating.  Learn more


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] Customizing the Entry Point to Strip-Till Success Part 2 

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, part 1 of 2, supported by Environmental Tillage Systems, we share more excerpts from our recent visit with Mike Pribyl and Brent Petersen to discuss the scope of the farm’s custom business and continuing opportunities to connect and expand conservation tillage adoption in the area.

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