Mixing Tillage & Nutrient Timing to Save, Strengthen Soil
Cover Crops, Nutrient Management

Mixing Tillage & Nutrient Timing to Save, Strengthen Soil

Within the 10-mile radius where father-and-son Doug and Steve Rotenberger farm, field variation is vastly understated. Across their 3,500 acres are sandy, high drainage soils along the east to heavier, gumbo-type soils encompassing most of the west.

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Building Healthier Soil and Profits with Strip-Till

The Timing is Right: Flexibility in the Timing of Strip-Till With Nutrient Application

Whether you are thinking about trying strip-till or already using strip-till in your farming operation, the question of timing comes up: fall or spring?

Strip-Till Farmer’s Building Healthier Soil and Profits with Strip-Till series is brought to you by Environmental Tillage Systems.


At Environmental Tillage Systems, we provide progressive farmers with an innovative production system that profitably rebuilds and revitalizes the land. See more at soilwarrior.com.

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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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  • Jack Zemlicka

    Putting Planting Season in a Different Perspective

    For better or worse, the 2020 spring planting season will be memorable. As strip-tillers prepare for planting — with some already getting into the field — it’s difficult to dismiss the internal and external influences that are reshaping the ag industry.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Wanted: More Residue in the Strip

    Residue is considered both a benefit and challenge for strip-tillers. Having the right row unit setup ahead of and during planting is critical to clearing the seedbed and achieving optimum early plant emergence.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Different Isn’t Always Better. Better is Always Different.

    “Educational” is the most print-friendly, paraphrased response I’ve gotten when asking strip-tillers to summarize their 2019 operational goals vs. reality.
  • 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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[Podcast] A Chat with Strip-Till, No-Till Innovators Charlie Hammer and Nancy Kavazanjian

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, podcast brought to you by Martin Industries, editor, Frank Lessiter, chats with the husband and wife team of Charlie Hammer and Nancy Kavazanjian of Beaver Dam, Wis.

The No-Till Influencers & Innovators podcast series is brought to you by Martin Industries.

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Since 1991, Martin Industries has designed, manufactured and sold leading agriculture equipment across the U.S. and Canada. Known for Martin-Till planter attachments, the company has expanded to include a five-step planting system, closing wheel systems, twisted drag chains, fertilizer openers and more in their lineup. Their durable and reliable planter attachments are making it possible for more and more farmers to plant into higher levels of residue. Click here to learn more.

 

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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.

Strip-Till Farmer's Focusing on Smarter, Sustainable Fertilizing Strategies series is brought to you by AgroLiquid.

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