Spreading out the Strip-Till Workload to Maximize Productivity
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Spreading out the Strip-Till Workload to Maximize Productivity

Farming in Princeton, Ill., with his sons, Nick and Ben, Jim Rapp re-adopted strip-tilling about 4 years ago, after a brief trial in the 1990s prior to the development and widespread adoption of GPS navigation.

Strip-Till News

  • Combine Adjustments for Fall Harvest

    It’s possible to reduce field losses from the combine to just 1 bushel per acre or less if the crop is standing reasonably well, says Iowa State University Extension.
  • Identifying and Eliminating 'Gremlins' from Yield Monitor Data

    Purdue University Extension explains why it's important to "clean" the yield data after harvest and some options for post-harvest processing.
  • Fall Manure Application Tips

    Ohio State University Extension reminds growers of the legal requirements for applying manure and shares some tips for keeping phosphorus and nitrogen in their fields.
  • Corn and Soybean Herbicides and Rotation to Cover Crops

    With silage harvest well underway and corn grain and soybean not far behind, a number of farmers are considering cover crop establishment this fall. Remember that some herbicides can persist and potentially influence successful cover crop establishment.
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National Strip-Tillage Conference

August 3-4, 2016
Bloomington-Normal, IL

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Get dozens of ideas to boost your strip-till yields at the 3rd annual National Strip-Tillage Conference next August 3-4 in Bloomington-Normal, IL.

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Strip-Till Columns

  • Jack Zemlicka

    Tillage Carousel Stops on Twin-Row Strip-Till

    This summer, I’ve had several farmers contact me looking for local strip-till resources to provide some first-hand advice on equipment setups and fertilizer application strategies.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Trending Toward Accuracy and Input Savings with Application Equipment

    At this year’s Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, some of the attention-grabbing innovations included two new autonomous-concept tractors and the Tribine, a harvesting machine with a 1,000-bushel grain tank capacity and capable of unloading at a rate of more than 500 bushels per minute
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Developing a Farm System of Next Generation Strip-Tillers

    As a long-time and loyal baseball fan, I have always enjoyed this time of year to catch a glimpse of some prospective talent that major league ball clubs summon from the minor leagues starting Sept. 1.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Why Do You Strip-Till?

    Returning from the 3rd Annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Bloomington-Normal, Ill., last week, I’ve had some time to digest the group discussions and one-on-one conversations during the event.

Strip-Till Farmer Podcast

Strengthening Your Strip-Tilled Soils with Cover Crops & Other Ecological Tools

In our first episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast brought to you by Thurston Mfg., we welcome Jill Clapperton, soil scientist with Rhizoterra Inc., in Spokane, Wash. to share her experience-based advice for improving soil health utilizing cover crops, how to bolster organic matter content and understand the correlation between crop diversity and nutrient availability.

The Strip-Till Farmer Podcast is brought to you by Thurston Mfg.


Thurston Mfg., has been an innovator in fertilizer injection and conservation tillage equipment.

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Maximizing Nitrogen & Other Nutrients in Cover Crop Systems

Sponsored by: La Crosse Seed & Soil Frist Premium Cover Crop Seed

While no-tillers have taken the lead in the surge of cover crop usage during the past decade, the question remains whether they are taking advantage of those cover crop species that can help them either produce or scavenge nutrients to gain some efficiencies and cost-savings with applied fertilizers. In this webinar event, Scott Wohltman, a Certified Crop Advisor and agronomist with La Crosse Seed, provided insights into cover-crop practices that can lead to better nutrient utilization. Learn more about what was presented, download slides and access the replay by clicking the link below.  [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with free user account.]

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