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Strip-Till Corn Yields 9 Bushels Higher Than No-Till Average in Dry Year

Strip-Till Corn Yields 9 Bushels Higher Than No-Till Average in Dry Year

Strip-Till Farmer’s 11th annual Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study, with responses from 215 strip-tillers across the U.S., shows that strip-till yields didn’t take much of a dip in 2023, despite much of the country experiencing dry or drought conditions.

Strip-Till News

  • Purdue, Insignum AgTech Developing Color-Changing Corn to Identify Tar Spot Early

    Insignum AgTech has begun a collaboration with researchers in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture and College of Engineering to create tools for farmers to identify early stages of tar spot disease outbreaks in their corn plants.
  • Strip-Till Highlights: July 23, 2024

    Strip-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's realm from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web.
  • Unlocking the Powers of Your Strip-Tilled Soils

    Brad Forkner explains how to decipher soil biology and moisture profiles, and utilize the information to determine when to quit on a crop or when to pump it up with biologicals, plant growth regulators and nitrogen applications in his premier lecture, "Unlocking the Powers of Your Strip-Tilled Soils."
  • Identifying Soybean Stem Diseases

    It's important to look closely and determine what may be causing issues with soybeans, especially if it is due to a soybean stem disease.

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Strip-Till Farming 101

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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.


NSTC 2024


The National Strip-Tillage Conference returns August 8-9, 2024! Build and refine your strip-till system with dozens of new ideas and connections at the 11th Annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Madison, Wis. Experience an energizing 2-day agenda featuring inspiring general session speakers, expert-led Strip-Till Classrooms and collaborative Roundtables. Plus, Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.

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Strip-Till Columns

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    'No Baby Steps’ with Strip-Till in No-Till Country

    Farmers who tried strip-till for the first time came back fired up. Over the past few years, we’ve had people knocking on the door saying they’re all in and want to move to strip-till and deep-placed fertilizer and do it all at once — no going slow.
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    FAA Violation in Florida Serves as Cautionary Tale for Drone Pilots

    A large drone dealer in Florida allegedly violated several FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations in a case that serves as a harsh reminder to be up to speed on rules and required paperwork before flying drones.
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    Find the Right Dealer for Your Strip-Till Operation

    While the benefits are clear, Zach Reiter understands the process of changing an entire operation isn’t easy and what works for him might not for someone else. At the end of the day, it’s his job to find out what each individual needs to be successful with strip-till.
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    Conservation Doesn't Necessarily Mean No-Till in Arkansas

    The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) Conservation in Action Tour took about 125 farmers, educators and conservation-adjacent stakeholders on a journey through northeast Arkansas Tuesday, and I was surprised by how little no-till I saw.

Strip-Till Farmer Podcast

[Podcast] Strip-Tiller Makes Strips & Plants Soybeans with Rig at Same Time

On this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by DigiFarm, John Hanson switched to strip-till a few years ago to save money on fuel and labor costs and increase the moisture-holding capacity of the soils on his 1,600-acre farm in north central Iowa.

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Cover Crop Strategies Volume 1

Cover Crop Strategies Volume 1

The editors of Cover Crop Strategies and No-Till Farmer created this 24-page special report to share ideas on getting covers established, using a roller-crimper for termination, successfully integrating livestock into a cover-crop system and using covers to transition away from an overdependence on herbicides and fertilizers.

Cover Crop Strategies Volume 4

Cover Crop Strategies Volume 4

With this 16-page, newly-released edition of Cover Crop Strategies, you’ll discover how many graziers realize profitable returns from using cover as high- quality forage. Read how cover crop rotation paired with a grazing system completes a no-tiller’s holy grail of soil health. You’ll also hear from the late cover crop expert Dave Brandt as he discusses his best practices for getting the most out of cover crops.

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.
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