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:
- Strip-Till Q&A with Jodi DeJong-Hughes
- How to Take Advantage of Tax Savings on Equipment Purchases
- Test Run: Farmer Reviews New Deere Strip-Till Unit
- Strip-Tillers React to Deere’s Big Reveal
- What is Your Biggest Yield Robber?
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Minnesota extension crops and soils educator Jodi DeJong-Hughes, AKA the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time), is the guest on this week’s edition of RealAgriculture’s Soil School. DeJong-Hughes shares strip-till keys to success and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls for first timers.
If you’re planning to buy new equipment for your strip-till operation, you may be able to take advantage of tax savings in the form of a Section 179 deduction limit and bonus depreciation. This article from AgWeb serves as a straightforward refresher and explains the rules for if you have new equipment on order, but not yet on your farm.
The new Deere strip-till unit isn’t available for order until February, but “6th Gen Farmer” on YouTube has already tried it out. The jovial host is one of a select few to test out the ST16 Drawn model before it officially hits the market. He shares his thoughts on how it performed during a trial run.
Speaking of the new Deere unit, we asked some of our readers for their thoughts about it in the Strip-Till Farmer e-mail discussion group. Our good friend Jon Stevens says, “SoilWarrior units on a John Deere toolbar, I don’t think it’s anything groundbreaking. Deere is a marketing machine, so if they get some facts and figures, and can discuss the true benefits of strip-till then it might really convince people.”
3 farmers weigh in on the question above in this article by Farm Journal’s Chris Bennett. Kansas native Kent Winter says, “the 800-pound gorilla in the room is dry weather.” He reveals two ways to compensate for lack of moisture.
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