Nutrient Management
4 Yield-Boosting Tips from a 300 Bushel-Per-Acre Strip-Tiller

4 Yield-Boosting Tips from a 300 Bushel-Per-Acre Strip-Tiller

Nutrient management, reverse osmosis and pesticide reduction contribute to Iowa strip-tiller Keith Schlapkohl’s quest for consistently increasing corn-on-corn yields.

Strip-Till News

  • YOUR Strip-Till Rates, Economic Decision-Making and Long-Term Planning

    Farmer, business consultant and seedsman Shay Foulk of Ag View Solutions will explain why university rates don’t matter, how to determine actual rates for your equipment and acres, what strip-till unit is financially viable for you, and how to manage strip-till trades, updates and capital expenditures on your operation.
  • Strip-Till Toolbar Setup: What, Why and How

    Veteran strip-tiller Steve Tesarik takes pride in making modifications to strip-till rigs with a purpose and understanding not just the how and what of strip-till toolbar setup, but also the why. He and his son, Alex, will speak at the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference, sharing successes, challenges and even failures they’ve encountered with different systems.
  • Strip-Till, No-Till Keep 14,000+ Tons Pounds of P in Illinois Fields in 2021

    According to the Illinois Saving Tomorrow's Agriculture Resources (STAR) program 2021 report, 90% of the top-rated fields were under strip-till or no-till management.

  • Top 10 Strip-Till Stories in June 2022

    In case you missed them, here are the items that have garnered the most interest from other farmers in the past month.
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Strip-Till Farming 101

Feeling overwhelmed?

Start with these information-packed articles hand-picked by our editors:

Banding vs. Broadcast: Nutrient Placement Benefits, Techniques & Management
Veteran strip-tillers share proven payback and lessons learned with targeted, timed nutrient applications.

15 Time, Money & Stress-Saving Strip-Till Planting Tips
Creating the ideal seedbed requires diligent residue management, the right precision tools and a willingness to get your hands dirty.

21 Strip-Till Fertility Tips for Feeding Plants the Right Diet
Split nitrogen applications, determining the proper placement depth and doing below-ground root assessments are all part of a well-rounded fertility program.


Attend the 9th Annual National Strip-Tillage Conference

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Join top strip-tillers, agronomists and researchers for 2 days of unrivaled learning and networking!

Attend the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference in Iowa City, Iowa, July 28-29, and discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. Learn more


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Strip-Till Farmer Podcast

[Podcast] How Ben Pederson Thinks Bigger than His Farm with a Strip-Till System (Replay)

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by SOURCE by Sound Agriculture, Lake Mills, Iowa farmer Ben Pederson talks with former Strip-Till Farmer editor Jack Zemlicka about the challenges of getting started in strip-till, positioning the value of strip-till and much more.


The Strip-Till Farmer podcast is brought to you by SOURCE®️ by Sound Agriculture.

Wake up your soil and unlock more per acre with SOURCE®️ by Sound Agriculture. SOURCE is a biochemistry that activates microbes in the soil to provide more nitrogen and phosphorus to corn and soybean crops. It’s simple to use with a low use rate, tank mix compatibility, and flexible application window. Use the Performance Optimizer tool to determine where SOURCE will work best to increase yield or reduce nitrogen - either way you win. Visit Sound.Ag to learn more.

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Building Healthier Soil Profits

Stratified to Satisfied: Gaining Nutrient Efficiency in the Field

Efficiency is the word on every farmer’s mind heading into planting season. High input costs, supply chain disruptions and unpredictable weather have many seeking ways to maximize their time and investments in the field.

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This series is brought to you by Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS).

Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

How to Check Your Seed Tube Firmers

The seed firmer acts gently presses the seed into the bottom of the seed trench, making sure the seed is surrounded by good, moist soil on all sides. A quick test will ensure you have the proper amount of tension on your seed firmers.

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The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting. Precision Planting, LLC is the leading provider of practical and effective precision ag technologies to help make farmers smarter every season.

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Built to Last: No-Till's Trials & Triumphs... 60 Years Later

Built to Last: No-Till's Trials & Triumphs... 60 Years Later

This 44-page Special Commemorative Edition is meant to honor the shoulders of those on which no-tillers stand on today, and to also remind the next generation that true, revolutionary breakthroughs in farming are still possible. More than 110 million acres proves it. Based on detailed research, historical discoveries and many conversations with farmers who proudly shared their personal no-till memories, this fascinating report dives into all aspects within the rich history of no-till farming.

Going After Bigger Profits with Organic No-Till

Going After Bigger Profits with Organic No-Till

This 32-page report shares data trends that lay out growth in the U.S. organic market, and practical insights and tips from three no-tillers and strip-tillers who made the transition from conventional farming to organic and how they tackled challenges like weed control without herbicides. This report also provides leads on where to find potential funding and technical assistance for converting farm acres to organic methods.
Banking on Progressive Precision Practices to Improve ROI

Banking on Progressive Precision Practices to Improve ROI

Within the 48 pages of this report, you will get perspective and direct experience from other no-tillers, strip-tillers, researchers and industry experts on how current precision tools are paying off and how to prepare to make the most of the innovations of the future. This report features expert advice from experienced industry experts such as; Jeremy Wilson, Cade Bushnell, Eric and Megan Wallendal, and more. 

From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming

From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming

Enjoy a stunning and unique collection of no-till stories, photographs, facts, and figures chronicling the history of no-till farming from the early years through today. This extraordinary hardbound book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world of no-till as seen through the eyes of those who observed the many changes in no-till since the first commecial U.S. plot in 1962.
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