Strip-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's world from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web:
- Sugarbeet Strip-Tilling Gaining Popularity in Minnesota
- Strip-Till Innovator Brian Ryberg Back in the Spotlight
- 20+ Years of Strip-Till Success in California
- German Study Shows Increased Yields with Strip-Till
- Experts Discuss Challenges of Integrating New Technology on Farms
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The latest episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast just dropped! A trio of experts from the University of Minnesota Extension (and a special mystery guest!) break down sugarbeet nutrient management research, and how strip-till practices helped the North Star State become the nation’s top sugarbeet producer.
A perfect transition from the first item on our Best of the Web list… Brian Ryberg, the first farmer to strip-till sugar beets in Minnesota, was just featured in the New Ulm Journal for his innovative use of cover crops and strip-till together. The 2022 Strip-Till Innovator award winner is also a guest on this week’s Cover Crop Strategies podcast.
Fresno area dairy farmer Tom Barcellos welcomed us in this past week for a tour of his operation. In this video, the longtime strip-tiller and self-proclaimed “equipment junkie” shows off his strip-till bars.
Farmers Guide breaks down a recent study comparing wheat yields from three different tillage types (plow, minimum-till and strip-till). It looks like strip-till is the clear-cut winner.
We were in Fresno, California, for FIRA USA 2022, the premier agricultural robots & technology forum. There was a special panel discussion about the challenges farmers face when it comes to adopting new technology. Aubrey Bettencourt (Almond Alliance CEO) says:
“If we don’t have rural access to underlying infrastructures (satellites, internet, cellular access) then we can’t use the products you’re bringing us. There’s a need for investment in basic infrastructure that allows farmers to adopt and implement these tools quickly. We’re out in the middle of nowhere in a lot of these places.”
INTEGRATING ROBOTS & AUTOMATION IN MY FARM: Aubrey Bettencourt (Almond Alliance CEO) and Chuck Baresich (Haggerty Creek GM) touch on the need for infrastructure in rural areas to support new technologies, during a panel discussion at the FIRA USA forum. pic.twitter.com/JtnMAOXHjD— No-Till Farmer (@NoTillFarmr) October 19, 2022
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