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:

Lessons Learned from 2023 NCGA Winners

Pioneer shares some of the top takeaways from the reigning corn yield champions, including world-record holder David Hula, who strip-tills in Charles City, Va.

Hans Kok & Mike Lessiter on the Future of Conservation Ag

In the latest episode of the Hoosier Ag Today Soil Health Podcast, Lessiter Media president, Mike Lessiter, talks about the history of the National No-Tillage Conference, what it’s grown to today, and his thoughts on the future of conservation ag and the conference. The episode also features Hans Kok, an independent conservation consultant, who talks about his experience at 25 of the 32 conferences, which have been held in January since 1993.

Strip-Till Machine Shines at LAMMA Show

Grange Machinery’s Strip-Till Preparator took home silver for the Arable Innovation Award at the 2024 LAMMA Show, the UK’s leading agricultural machinery, equipment and services showcase. “The Preparator has been designed from carefully listening to farmers over the past few seasons who are wanting to perfect their establishment of corn,” the company says. “One of the unique features that the Preparator offers is the option of applying either granular or liquid fertilizer behind the loosening tine in preparation for seed to be placed into the row.”


Precision Planting Showcases New Blockage Monitoring System for Strip-Till

During its annual Winter Conference last week, Precision Planting demo’d the Clarity System — a new blockage monitoring tool — on a strip-till bar.

Running Chicken Litter with Strip-Till

Here’s a question that’s getting a lot of engagement in the Strip-Till Community Forum on Facebook. Corey wants to know if anyone has experience running pelletized chicken litter instead of MAP or potash. He wants to start strip-tilling, but doesn’t want to get away from his usage of chicken litter. Check out some of the top responses in the comments!


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