2018 NATIONAL STRIP-TILLAGE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Nearly 40 cutting-edge, money-making sessions over 2 days, delivering insightful learning and unlimited networking with the best of the strip-till community.
2018 NATIONAL STRIP-TILLAGE CONFERENCE KEYNOTES
Pass or Fail? Putting Your Strip-Tilled Soils to the Test
Dr. Ray Ward
Ward Laboratories, Kearney, Neb.
Most strip-tillers understand the importance of soil testing, as they typically serve as the baseline for fertilizer purchases and application. But if someone were to hand you a soil test report, would you be able to read the information and understand what it means?
Knowing what to look for, how to interpret the data and then apply it to make informed nutrient management decisions is essential at a time when soil and fertilizer runoff are growing public concerns. For more than 30 years, Dr. Ray Ward has been on the forefront of soil analysis and tissue testing to help farmers improve and understand the value of plant and soil health.
During this Premier Lecture Series general session, Ward discusses how to listen and learn from your strip-tilled soils to include striking the right balance between fertilizer application and plant need, as well as proper analysis of soil and tissue testing results.
Busting Myths & Solving Mysteries to Build a Better Strip-Till Berm.”
Knuth Farms, Mead, Neb.
Patience is a virtue and especially true for taking advantage of the optimal window to building an ideal strip-tilled seedbed. There are numerous ways to set up a strip-till rig and survive with an adequate berm, but truly succeeding requires ambition and adaptation to accommodate ever-changing soil conditions.
This is the philosophy Mead, Neb., farmer Kerry Knuth takes on his family’s 2,200-acre corn, soybeans and wheat operation. Striptilling since 2005, Knuth has experience with both fall and spring systems, negotiating the challenges and evaluating the benefits of both.
Knuth shares his experience setting up strip-till equipment to create an ideal seedbed, along with lessons learned and mistakes to avoid.
Banding vs. Broadcast: Putting Phosphorus in Its Place to Maximize Plant Uptake.”
Emeritus Agronomy Professor, Kansas State University
Precise placement of fertilizer in a strip-till system is often cited as a primary motivation for adoption of the practice. The benefits of banded applications can include higher yields, reduced runoff and increased availability of nutrients for growing plants, says David Mengel, emeritus Kansas State University agronomy professor and soil fertility expert. But how does placement of phosphorus (P) in strip-till compare to other tillage systems and application practices?
Mengel, who currently operates a farm in Randolph, Kan., shares and analyzes results of recent research on P application to corn and soybeans in different tillage systems and offers agronomic considerations for how strip-tillers can be more efficient with P applications.
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