How to Read a Soil Test Report
Nutrient Management, Soil Health

How to Read a Soil Test Report

Most strip-tillers understand the importance of soil testing, as they typically serve as the baseline for fertilizer and lime purchases and application.

Strip-Till News

  • Lessiter Media Rebrands for 30th Annual Guide to Specialty Products

    Lessiter Media Inc., Brookfield, Wis. (the publisher of multimedia brands such Farm Equipment, No-Till Farmer, Precision Farming Dealer, Rural Lifestyle Dealer, Strip-Till Farmer) has rebranded its annual new product guide for 60,000 high-income farmers.
  • [Podcast] Saving Your Strip-Tilled Soil with Smart, Simple Strategies

    In this Strip-Till Farmer Podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by University of Minnesota regional extension educator Jodi DeJong-Hughes who details her recent research on quantifying the value of conservation tillage techniques as erosion-reducing tactics, including crop selection and tillage depths.
  • La Crosse Seed Celebrates 100 Years

    La Crosse Seed is proud to announce that this year marks 100 years in business. Although significant news to share, added excitement exists because the company only recently discovered this milestone.
  • [Podcast] Sizing Up the Value of Big Data on the Farm

    In this Strip-Till Farmer Podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by Jeremy Wilson, no-till farmer and technology specialist with Crop IMS in Effingham, Ill., who shares his experience as both a service provider and farmer crunching the numbers to make farm data a decision-making precision tool.
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National Strip-Tillage Conference

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Aug. 1-2, 2019
Peoria, IL

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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Strip-Till Columns

  • 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.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Are You Insuring Your Soil Health?

    Field days are often ideal environments for some provocative, even controversial discussions. Attending an educational event hosted at Beaver Dam, Wis., strip-tiller Charlie Hammer and Nancy Kavazanjian’s farm this summer, the focus of the day was on cover cropping and climate change.

Strip-Till Farmer Podcast

Saving Your Strip-Tilled Soil with Smart, Simple Strategies

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by University of Minnesota regional extension educator Jodi DeJong-Hughes who details her recent research on quantifying the value of conservation tillage techniques as erosion-reducing tactics, including crop selection and tillage depths.

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Agronomy matters and Topcon Agriculture application solutions make it work. From planning to precision machine control, Norac’s boom height control, monitoring and mapping, to data management, you have the total set of solutions to maximize your agronomic plan. Find out how to make the most of your 4R Nutrient Stewardship with precision technology that is unmatched in ease of use. Visit them at TopconPositioning.com/GrowingSolutions.

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Soil Biology Boost Package

Soil Biology Boost Package

This special package gives you best practices to ensure a balanced and diverse soil system that promotes maximum yields year after year. Learn dozons of ways to improve the health and diversity of the life under your feet so you can farm with more productivity and profitability
Cover Cropping Triple-Play Package

Cover Cropping Triple-Play Package

This 3-report package offers a trifecta of top-notch reports exploring the most critical cover cropping information you need to know. You'll learn the newest cover cropping options, explained in easy-to-understand terms so you can put them into practice immediately.
The Secrets of Soil Biology: How to Make it the Engine for a More Profitable No-Till Operation

The Secrets of Soil Biology: How to Make it the Engine for a More Profitable No-Till Operation

Don't miss out on the next no-till breakthrough to help you push yields and profits! This timely and actionable report will lead you through new developments in soil biology. You'll learn the key players that make up your soil 'livestock,' the link between crop rotation and improved soil function and new soil tests that can shine a light on what's happening below the soil surface.
Profitable Practices for Boosting Strip-Till Yields

Profitable Practices for Boosting Strip-Till Yields

Discover how to tweak planters for strip-till systems, how to manage nitrogen after a wet spring, how to apply farm data to improve strip-till decision making, the benefits and pitfalls of adding cover crops in strip-till and so much more!
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