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 Experiments with Cotton Varieties in Southeast
- Watch Out for the “Know-It-All Country Diner D***head”
- Free Apps Forecast Tar Spot & White Mold Disease
- Mississippi Grower Seeks Strip-Till Advice
- Top Lessons Learned from Precision Planting Research Farm in 2023
Jimmy Stewart, who’s 100% strip-till, details his usage of different cotton varieties to achieve more consistent yield potential in this FarmProgress feature. “I decided to go 100% with PhytoGen varieties on my cotton acres, and I use Enlist herbicides to control weeds in my cotton,” Steward says. “Before planting PhytoGen varieties, I would spend hours washing the sprayer out between cotton and peanuts. The tank cleanout is easier with the Enlist system, so I save a lot of time during the season.”
The next time you talk about some of the unique things you’re doing in your strip-till operation, watch out for the guy who Damian Mason is describing in this video!
Damon Smith, extension field crops specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, checks in from the Badger State with a look at 2 innovative tools that help identify tar spot and white mold disease pressure.
Here’s one we came across in the Strip-Till Community Forum on Facebook. A grower in northeast Mississippi is seeking advice from experienced strip-tillers as he attempts to become the first in his area to give strip-till a try. “We get roughly 50 inches of rain a year. My main concern is strips washing out,” he says. Share your advice in the comments!
During the 2024 Precision Planting Winter Conference, Precision Technology Institute (PTI) Farm manager and 2023 National Strip-Tillage Conference speaker Jason Webster, shares the results from hundreds of research plots. Here are the top 5 takeaways: band more fertilizer, replace single-stage closing systems with two-stage closing systems, plant more narrow row, 15-inch corn, change cover crop programs to avoid drought complications and harvest higher moisture corn.
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