Strip-Till Classroom #1: “Knowing What You Don’t Know: Getting Started in Strip-Till” with Nick Emanuel, North Bend, Neb.
As he’s evolved his system, Emanuel still draws on the lessons learned from his first few years to shape future goals. Prepare to take notes as he walks through some of the foundational elements of his strip-till system, including hits and misses with equipment, nutrient management and precision farming strategies.
Strip-Till Classroom #2: “Smarter Cropping Solutions for Your Strip-Till System” with John Nowatzki, North Dakota St. University
During this session, John Nowatzki, agricultural machines specialist at North Dakota State University, shares results of ongoing research to include conclusions on the value and challenges associated with smart farming solutions.
Strip-Till Classroom #3: “Building Biological Stamina in Your Strip-Till Soils” with Larry Tombaugh, Streator, Ill.
Strip-tiller Larry Tombaugh details how his self-described “living laboratory” of nutrient management experiments is stimulating soil health on his farming operation in this session.
Strip-Till Classroom #4: “Building Cover Crop Biomass Through Roots, Not Shoots.” with Mike Verdonck, Montreal, Quebec
Canadian strip-tiller Mike Verdonck details how his commitment to building biomass through intense cover cropping methods that include inter-cropping, bio strip-till and seeding permanent covers, have shaped his philosophy of building soil health through “roots, not shoots.
Strip-Till Classroom #5: “After Berms are Built: Capitalizing on the Full Potential of the Growing Season” with Gary Gangwer, Lafayette, Ind.
Lafayette, Ind., strip-tiller Gary Gangwer breaks down his methodical approach to maintaining a year-round strip-till system, to include chronicling equipment performance, input usage and harvest preparation.
Strip-Till Classroom #6: “Supporting the Systematic Approach to Strip-Till” with Pete Youngblut, Dysart, Ill.
Get ready to have your questions answered as Dysart, Iowa, farmer and founder of Youngblut Ag, an independent farm equipment dealership, Pete Youngblut, shares his experience and insight working with a variety of farmers on assembling the most profitable, productive pieces of a strip-till system.
Strip-Till Classroom #7: “What Strip-Tillers Need to Know to Maximize Nitrogen Advisory Tools” with Brad Carlson, University of Minn. Extension
In this session Brad Carlson reviews the research and key findings including practical take home messages with respect to how to best use and evaluate the performance of N advisory tools and why farmers need to understand N transformation, loss processes and the crop demand curve in order to use N advisory products correctly and efficiently.
Strip-Till Classroom #8: “Banding vs. Broadcast: Digging Into the Benefits, Barriers & Breakthroughs” with Scott Foxhoven, University of Illinois
University of Illinois graduate research assistant Scott Foxhoven, shares results of new research which digs into the details of why and how banded fertilizer application can benefit a strip-till system.
Strip-Till Classroom #9: “Putting 20-Inch Strip-Till to the Test: Early Returns & Lessons Learned” with Kale Carlisle, Carthage, Ill.
In this session Kale Carlisle shares their entry point into establishing a 20-inch strip-till system, the customization of their strip-till rig and early takeaways on their evolving nutrient management program.
Strip-Till Classroom #10: “Achieving Repeatable Results with Continuous Strip-Tilled Corn” with Cade Bushnell, Stillman Valley, Ill.
Stillman Valley, Ill., farmer Cade Bushnell dissects the long-standing stigma of a corn-on-corn system and how his systematic management of residue and nitrogen application, combined with cover crops, have led to sustained success.
Strip-Till Classroom #11: “Crunching the Numbers on Custom Strip-Till: Economic Opportunities & Advantages” with Jesse Stoller, Kenton, Ind.
Count Kentland, Ind., custom operator Jesse Stoller breaks down the structure of his custom strip-tilling operation, to include pricing and payback, along with entry-point advice and tips for test driving the practice.