Sensing technology and strip-till are a promising pairing. But what are the opportunities and obstacles to adoption and ultimately, a more targeted, field-tested approach to nutrient application?

Ray Asebedo

During a general session at the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference, July 26-27 at the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center in Iowa City, Iowa, Kansas State University professor and researcher Dr. Ray Asebedo will share and analyze comparative research on fertilizer application techniques in different tillage systems.

In a separate classroom session, he will also expand on improving the accuracy of fertilizer application, discussing  the advancements and applications of sensing technology in strip-till.

Asebedo completed his B.S. degree in agronomy and obtained his Ph.D. in soil fertility in 2015 from Kansas State University. He currently teaches courses in precision agriculture and his research focuses on the development of agronomic algorithms to drive the artificial intelligence of ground and aerial autonomous vehicles (GAVs, UAVs).

The 5th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference will feature 2 days of strip-till education through an array of thought-provoking general sessions, strategy-packed strip-till classrooms and highly collaborative strip-till roundtable discussions.

A $25.00 Early Bird Registration discount is available through May 30, and attendees who register their farm and family members receive additional savings. For more information and to register for the conference, visit

Title sponsors making the learning and networking opportunities possible for strip-tillers include AgroLiquid, Copperhead Ag, Dawn Equipment Co., Environmental Tillage Systems, Ingersoll Tillage Group, Kuhn Krause, Montag Mfg., Schlagel Manufacturing, Thurston Mfg. (Blu-Jet), Topcon Agriculture, Vulcan Equipment and Yetter Mfg.