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-Till Yield Champ Spoon-Feeds Nutrients Through Fertigation

Farwell, Neb., strip-tiller Nicholas Jerabek was the state’s 2023 National Corn Yield Contest winner in the strip, minimum, mulch and ridge-till irrigated division with 357.1558 bushels per acre. Jerabek details some of the keys to his success in this article from Nebraska Farmer.

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Photo by: Curt Arens

ISA Soybean Summit Replay

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) was kind enough to post a replay of its 2024 Soybean Summit. A bevy of topics were discussed including cover crops and soybean pests.

Strip-Till as a Potential Solution for Nutrient Stratification

In this article written by soil health legend and 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference speaker Jim Hoorman, read about Marion Calmer’s on-farm experiments to test nutrient stratification on his no-tilled fields. Calmer has been researching stratification for many years and started strip-tilling this year with an ETS SoilWarrior to see if it would solve his problems.


Autonomous Irrigation System Boosts Yields by 65 Bushels

Most of you are probably familiar with 360 Yield Center’s autonomous irrigation system, Rain 360. But the company’s founder Gregg Sauder checks in with an update on its performance in test fields, some of which have seen yield increases of 65+ bushels per acre. A strip-tiller I recently spoke with out west is planning on using a 360 Rain unit on his twin-row corn this year.

How Strip-Till Changed Ontario Farmer’s System

Port Rowan, Ontario., native Dan Petker details the many benefits he’s seeing from his switch to strip-till in this YouTube short.

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