At the end of every calendar year, we gather a list of the top-performing digital content from We boiled our year down to these 7 items, which have been the most popular among our audience. 

Themes of economic entry into strip-till improving nutrient application and uptake are woven throughout the print and digital features, podcasts and videos. This look back can help us set impactful goals and make informed decisions for the coming year. In order for the Strip-Till Farmer editors to stay ahead of the curve on reader concerns and interests, the Digital Media team at Lessiter Media conducts an annual audit of the top items that garnered the most attention and buzz with readers. 

Armed with this data, our editors can ask the important questions and produce content that will help you succeed every day on your farm operation. What follows is a snapshot of these trending items to give you an idea of the news and content that has shaped 2020 in strip-till.

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Top Read Staff Blogs

Wanted: More Residue in the Strip – March 4, 2020

Bottom Line Benefits vs. Bin-Busting Yields – Sept. 1, 2020

Strip-Tilling: Not Taking the Easy Way – July 13, 2020

Unlocking the Virtual Value of Strip-Till Secrets – Aug. 4, 2020

Different Isn’t Always Better. Better is Always Different – Feb. 7, 2020

Most Read Feature Articles

Bio-Rehabbing Soil with Strip-Till & Cover Cropping – by Ian Gronau, Aug. 18, 2020

Clearing Out the Equipment Shed with a Switch to Strip-Till – by Dan Crummett, March 13, 2020

To Make Cover Crops Fit, A Little Space Makes a Big Difference – by James DeGraff, Aug. 12, 2020

Stretching Strip-Till Value with Crop Diversity, Cover Crop Height – by Dan Crummett, May 12, 2020

4 Strip-Till Supporting Principles of Soil Health – by Ian Gronau, Nov. 6, 2020

Most Listened to Podcasts

An Economic Entry Point To Strip-Till Success – Jan. 2, 2020

Cautions & Considerations For Experimenting With 60-Inch Row Corn – Jan. 16, 2020 

Getting a Strip-Till System Established: How, When & Why – Feb. 21, 2020

Top Tips To Get You Prepared For Spring Planting – March 19, 2020

Improving Nutrient Uptake With A Smarter Fertility Program – Feb. 6, 2020

Most Viewed Videos

Building Economic Return with a Strip-Till Rig to Suit Your Soil Health Objectives – Sept. 4, 2020

Setting Up a Strip-Till Rig to Suit Sandy Soils – March 23, 2020

Moving Nitrogen Tanks to the Tractor to Improve Cover Crop Application Flexibility – Sept. 4, 2020

Bringing Cattle Back to the Farm to Enhance the Value of Cover Crops – Sept. 4, 2020

A Cost Cutting Mentality Reaps Strip-Till Rewards – Sept. 4, 2020

Most Viewed News Items

AGCO Introduces Fendt Momentum Planter to North America – Jan. 31, 2020

Secrets to Breaking Through the 300-Bushel Barrier with Strip-Till – April 9, 2020

Cargill Funds New Program to Pay U.S. Farmers for Carbon Capture – April 16, 2020

2 Cover Crops Have Potential to Reduce Nitrate Leaching – Oct. 15, 2020

Biomass is Key to Weed Suppression with Cover Crops – July 13, 2020

Top eGuide Downloaded in 2020

33 Ways to Build and Maintain a Superior Strip-Till System

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