Upgrading Precision Hardware, Software and ‘Brainware’ Offers Precision Peace of Mind
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Upgrading Precision Hardware, Software and ‘Brainware’ Offers Precision Peace of Mind

As Stillman Valley, Ill. farmer, Cade Bushnell, rolls out newer technology on his 1,300 acre farm, he’s had a lot of luck with mechanical alterations. But he’s still striving to tap the potential that precision data can provide and one of his biggest frustrations is adequately analyzing data pulled from equipment to make informed adjustments to his operation.

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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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Aug. 6-7, 2020
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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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  • Drinking Up the Lemonade from the Lemons of 2019

    It’s easy to write off the last year and move on. Out of sight, out of mind, right? But let’s take a moment to reflect on the victories — however small they may seem in the rearview mirror. 
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    Retain Your Nitrogen with Precision Cover Cropping

    Any form of tillage and cover crops seems to be a contradiction at first glance, but strip-tillage paired with cover crops could have potential to help farmers improve water and nutrient management to increase both yields and profitability.
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    Don’t Let the ‘What Ifs’ be a Roadblock to Your ‘Can Dos’

    Have you ever had inspiration strike at just the right moment? I can recall a few instances when this happened for me, both personally and professionally.
  • Sarah Hill

    Let Cover Crops Do the Work to Keep Weeds Away

    We all know that one of the potential benefits of using cover crops is weed suppression, but do you know how cover crops actually provide weed suppression? There are a couple of ways: through blocking sunlight from reaching weed seeds, and also allelopathy, as the cover crop plants produce a chemical that reduces weed seed germination.

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Cautions & Considerations for Experimenting with 60-Inch Row Corn

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by researcher Bob Recker shares how turning off every other row on your planter and doubling per row populations can create an accommodating environment for corn and cover crops.

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Focusing on Smarter, Sustainable Fertilizing Strategies

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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