Seeding & Planting, Nutrient Management, Precision Ag
Cutting Fertilizer Application Costs with a Precision Strip-Till System

Cutting Fertilizer Application Costs with a Precision Strip-Till System

Ben McClure was a recent ag economics graduate from Kansas State University when he went to work for Kramer Seed Farms in southwestern Kansas near Hugoton in 2003. His arrival came just as the multigenerational family farm was about to embark on a series of changes that has radically altered its farming operation, and significantly boosted its financial well-being.

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Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

Planter Technology Pitfalls that Cause Technology to Fail

We all want to have a great looking, profitable crop stand. Planter technology has greatly improved the ability for a planter to create a picket fence stand through consistent singulation, spacing, and emergence.

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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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Strip-Till Columns

  • Jack Zemlicka

    Are You Fully Invested in the Economics of Your Farm?

    With fall harvest winding down in many areas, strip-tillers have been vigilantly checking yield monitors (calibrated, I hope) and thinking about the next phase of field operations.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Bottom Line Benefits vs. Bin-Busting Yields

    Southeastern Minnesota is always an interesting area to explore the evolution and advancement of strip-till. My recent trip was no different, getting the opportunity to learn about the dollars-and-sense approach local strip-tillers have taken to improve economic returns and not necessarily boost yields.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Unlocking the Virtual Value of Strip-Till Secrets

    If you are like me, technology has become an even more important tool in daily life. Business communication, social interaction and idea sharing are accomplished through a variety of platforms, apps and web portals.
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    Strip-Tilling: Not Taking the Easy Way

    I’m a chronic malcontent, especially when it comes to our farm. If something becomes status quo, if it becomes something that everybody else is doing and we are not questioning it anymore, I start to look at it and pick at it and change it.

Strip-Till Farmer Podcast

[Podcast] Breaking Through Yield Barriers with Strip-Till Part 2

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast,brought to you by Environmental Tillage Systems, we get some transitional takeaways from a consistently high-yielding strip-tiller on how his recent entry into the practice has broken through new yield barriers and improved nutrient efficiency.

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