Getting Out of the Rut with Cover Crop Interseeding, Weed Suppression
Seeding & Planting, Cover Crops, Soil Health

Getting Out of the Rut with Cover Crop Interseeding, Weed Suppression

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with farming, but that’s a major reason Tom Cotter did the opposite of that and turned to no-tilling, strip-tilling and interseeding cover crops to rejuvenate his farm.

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July 26-27, 2018
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Get hundreds of ideas to boost your strip-till yields at the 5th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference next July 26-27, 2018, in Iowa City, IA. 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.

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Strip-Till Columns

  • Jack Zemlicka

    Get to the Root of Cover Crop ROI by Asking Questions

    It’s no secret that cover crops have become a popular pairing with strip-till systems, and we’ve seen that reflected in our annual benchmark study analysis. On average, more than 54% of strip-tillers say they utilize cover crops from 2014-18.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Mandatory Cover Cropping? — Maybe

    Recent years have seen growing interest among strip-tillers in experimenting with and incorporating different mixes and seeding methods of cover crops to achieve desired results.
  • Glyphosate Under Attack, Bayer Ready to Fight Back

    August was not a good month for glyphosate and Bayer executives who recently finalized a $62.5 billion purchase of Monsanto and Roundup herbicide.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Are You Insuring Your Soil Health?

    Field days are often ideal environments for some provocative, even controversial discussions. Attending an educational event hosted at Beaver Dam, Wis., strip-tiller Charlie Hammer and Nancy Kavazanjian’s farm this summer, the focus of the day was on cover cropping and climate change.

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Problem Solving Precision Pain Points Part 1

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we dig into the makings of a good dealer-farmer relationship, with a panel of 3 farmers and 3 precision equipment specialists moderated by editor Jack Zemlicka, who discuss their business relationships.

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