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:
- In the Cab with Ohio Strip-Tiller Shane Meyer
- Southern Ontario Strip-Tiller Integrates Cereal Rye into Corn Production
- Strip-Tilling in the Snow
- Expert: Herbicides Will Be in Short Supply in 2023
- NFU: Farmers Receive 14.3 Cents of Every Dollar Consumers Spend on Food
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The one and only Dusty Sonnenberg of Ohio Ag Net travels to Fulton County, Ohio, for an inside look at Shane Meyer’s strip-till operation. Dusty rides along with Shane in the cab as he custom strip-tills a field in northwestern Ohio.
In this video from RealAgriculture, strip-tiller and agronomist Tony Balkwill shares his cover crop playbook for corn. He seeds cereal rye in strips while applying potash in the fall. When spring rolls around he uses the same strip-till bar, moves 30 inches off the rye and puts down strips where the corn is then planted.
Southern Minnesota received a decent amount of snow last week but that didn’t stop Jason Leary from breaking out his SoilWarrior. Check out these photos (shared by ETS) of Jason building strips in the snow-covered field!
Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed scientist, tells AgWeb that everything he’s hearing from retailers, economists and other industry players indicates herbicides will again be in short supply in 2023. Bradley’s advice for strip-tillers? “Plan, plan, plan.” Ask Bradley about your toughest weed problems at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Mo. He’s presenting on his best weed control strategies for soybeans and corn during the conference.
This chart from the National Farmers Union shows how much money farmers receive of every dollar spent on various foods. “According to the USDA, off-farm costs, including marketing, processing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing, account for more than 80 cents of every food dollar spent in the United States,” the National Farmers Union reports.
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