To Make Cover Crops Fit, a Little Space Makes a Big Difference
Seeding & Planting, Cover Crops

To Make Cover Crops Fit, a Little Space Makes a Big Difference

John Werries, his son Dean, and one employee are no strangers to making adjustments year-to-year to combat the unpredictable conditions of their Chapin, Ill., operation of no-tilled beans and strip-tilled corn.

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  • [Podcast] Getting a Strip-Till System Established: How, When & Why

    In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by Northfield, Minn., strip-tiller David Legvold to learn about how he got started in strip-till and some of the early lessons learned transitioning into the practice, along with some of the lasting impressions he’s made on the strip-till community at large.
  • A DIY Approach to Tech Adoption in 2019

    What I really started to notice in the latter half of 2019 is that various larger farms, with a very progressive agronomy program and also independent agronomic consultants or regional size agronomy firms taking technology matters into their own hands.
  • Considerations, Guidelines for Cover Crop Termination

    Experts at Kansas State University Extension review important considerations and guidelines from terminating cover crops properly, including NRCS rules and challenges that can be posted by herbicide programs.
  • Deere Debuts ExactRate Liquid Fertilizer Application System for Select Planters

    John Deere has introduced the ExactRate factory-installed option for precise monitoring and controlling liquid fertilizer application during planting. ExactRate gives operators row-by-row section control to help reduce fertilizer costs and the amount of chemicals applied by shutting off application in areas of overlap or non-application.
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Strip-Till with SoilWarrior Helps David Hula Set New Corn Yield World Record

David Hula is no stranger to breaking yield records. The Virginia farmer has topped the NCGA National Corn Yield Contest five times since 2003 in the strip, min, mulch, ridge-till irrigated category. The previous world record of 542 bushels per acre, set by Hula in 2017, has been shattered by his 2019 yield of 616.1953 on ground he strip-tills with the SoilWarrior.

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Get hundreds of ideas to boost your strip-till yields at the 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference Aug. 6-7, 2020, in Omaha, Neb. 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. Register now for just $249

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Getting a Strip-Till System Established: How, When & Why

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by Northfield, Minn., strip-tiller David Legvold to learn about how he got started in strip-till and some of the early lessons learned transitioning into the practice, along with some of the lasting impressions he’s made on the strip-till community at large.

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In agriculture, improved management practices have to make sense in dollars and cents. Sustainable agriculture means stewardship of the land, air and water — but it also means doing this in a way that is profitable over the long-term. Sustaining and further improving crop yield is the best objective of soil health. Continuous improvement of crop yield is extremely dependent on how we plan to invest and sustain the soil ecosystem to withstand environmental threats and stripping of key nutrients needed to sustain agriculture.

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