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:

Getting the Strip-Till Edge Without Tillage

Joe Breker, a longtime strip-tiller from Havana, N.D., takes us inside his bio strip-till system in this episode of Tailgate Talk with Dr. Abbey Wick.

Strip-Tiller Curious About Placement of Liquid Fertilizer Tank

This Facebook post in the Strip-Till Community Forum caught our eye. Brian Penning is building a strip freshener with a DB60 planter bar and wants to know the best placement for his liquid fertilizer tank. Check out some of the top responses in the comments section.


Tips for Getting Started with Cover Crops

Thinking about adding cover crops to your strip-till system in 2024? In this video, Jessica Kelton, soil health educator with the Soil Health Institute, shares resources and potential incentives that can further aid cover crop adoption.

Transitioning to Strip-Till: 15 Years Later

Check out this interview from a couple years ago with strip-tiller Karl Gossel. He reflects on his 15-year strip-till journey, including a look at the challenges he's faced along the way. Gossel also shares advice for new strip-tillers.

How Strip-Till Fits into a Vertical Tillage System

Vertical tillage is not a single tool or a single pass — it’s a comprehensive system, says Ken Ferrie. AgWeb shares 4 stories from the veteran agronomist about the benefits of the system. “Focus on depth, shatter, spacing and horsepower — and avoid recreational tillage at all costs. A combination of strip-till and cover crops might help remove layers on highly erodible land where you are not allowed to till.”

Farm Journal Test Plots

Vertical tillage is not a single tool or a single pass — it's a comprehensive system, says Ken Ferrie. Photo by: Darrell Smith

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