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-Tiller Named Georgia Conservationist of the Year
- 8 Years of Strip-Till Improves “Horrible” Soil
- 1-on-1 with California Strip-Tiller Tom Barcellos
- Breaking Down the Benefits of the Soil Warrior
- Going All in on Cover Crops
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And the winner of the 2022 Georgia Conservationist of the Year award is…(drum roll)… Brian Ponder! The Omega, Ga., fourth-generation strip-tiller runs a 3,000-acre operation with his brother, producing peanuts, cotton, corn, watermelons, pecans and pine timber.
Nick Wilson provides video evidence of the impact strip-till can have on soil health. Check out what happens when he digs up a sample of his “nasty, wet, cold, clay” soil.
This is some nasty, low lying wet cold clay but making progress with soil health, soil biology and organic matters. Strip till for 8 years now @HLHNorthernTeam @SamHugill2 @MzuriDrills pic.twitter.com/QLhNSDP5y9— Nick Wilson (@Nick_Wilson3) November 13, 2022
No-Till Farmer made the trip to central California for an in-depth look at Tom Barcellos’ 1,800-acre operation. A strip-till pioneer on the west coast, Barcellos shows off his favorite tools, including the Orthman 1tRIPr.
Dodge County, Wis., strip-tiller Matt Wondra tells us all about his new Soil Warrior strip-till machine. Wondra also reflects on his 20-year strip-till journey and shares how the Soil Warrior will take his operation to the next level.
The Practical Farmers of Iowa features a father-son duo who are going the extra mile teaching people in their area about the benefits of cover crop usage. Lee and Arthur Wisecup were able to make the best of a tricky situation after historic flooding disrupted their typical farming practices.
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