Digging In: Strip and Furrow Analysis
Seeding & Planting, Equipment, Precision Ag

Digging In: Strip and Furrow Analysis

If working with farmers from eight states for more than 15 years has taught Kevin Kimberley anything, it’s that farmers should let the soil dictate their management decisions.

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  • [Podcast] Adapting Strip-Till to Mother Nature’s Timetable

    This week we're joined by 20 year veteran strip-tiller and owner of JBI Enterprises, Jerry Baysinger where we will discuss seed placement strategies, nutrient management and other practices that have led to his continuing success.
  • [Podcast] Digging Deeper on the Status of Your Soil Health

    This week we're pleased to share excerpts from Dr. Abbey Wick’s conversation with Tony Kramer on the RDO Equipment Co. Agriculture Technology Podcast. Tony and Abbey discuss defining soil health, cover cropping strategies, and the value of strip-till to retain moisture and size residue.
  • Top Strip-Till Stories from January 2018

    In case you missed them, here are the items that have garnered the most interest from other farmers in the month of January.
  • Robert and Mark Spiers Receive Virginia Clean Water Farm Grand Basin Award

    Robert and Mark are fourth- and fifth-generation farmers on the Spiers Farm, which covers 1,800 acres of cropland and about 300 acres of woodland straddling Dinwiddie and Sussex counties. Located in the Chowan River Basin, the Spiers’ farm was nominated as a result of their noteworthy conservation practices.
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National Strip-Tillage Conference

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July 26-27, 2018
Iowa City, IA

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

    How Far are You Stretching Your Strip-Till Investment?

    Talking with strip-tillers during the early part of 2018, many are making equipment modifications in preparation for the coming cropping season. While planter preparations are top of mind, farmers are also evaluating when, how and where to expand their strip-till operation.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    Don’t Surrender Your Challenging Soils: Strip-Till Them

    Walking fields with strip-tillers, we’ll often end up in some of their top producing acres, digging our hands into thriving soils checkered with worm holes and covered with decomposing crop residue.
  • Jack Zemlicka

    You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure

    North American farmers are increasingly conscious of their fertilizer application methods — both for the impact on their bottom line and the environment.
  • Strip-Till is a Journey, not a Destination

    My journey into conserving soil and building a resilient soil system has been an adventure in experimentation and learning. I first learned about strip-till when I visited a colleague’s farm to view a new way of working soil to prepare for corn planting.

Strip-Till Farmer Podcast

Adapting Strip-Till to Mother Nature’s Timetable

This week we're joined by 20 year veteran strip-tiller and owner of JBI Enterprises, Jerry Baysinger where we will discuss seed placement strategies, nutrient management and other practices that have led to his continuing success.

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The Secrets of Soil Biology: How to Make it the Engine for a More Profitable No-Till Operation

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Don't miss out on the next no-till breakthrough to help you push yields and profits! This timely and actionable report will lead you through new developments in soil biology. You'll learn the key players that make up your soil 'livestock,' the link between crop rotation and improved soil function and new soil tests that can shine a light on what's happening below the soil surface.
Profitable Practices for Boosting Strip-Till Yields

Profitable Practices for Boosting Strip-Till Yields

Discover how to tweak planters for strip-till systems, how to manage nitrogen after a wet spring, how to apply farm data to improve strip-till decision making, the benefits and pitfalls of adding cover crops in strip-till and so much more!
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