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:

Attack the “Fallacy of Phosphorous” with Strip-Till

“When you add life to your soil, the phosphorous (P) readings will almost become a life measurement,” says Jon Stevens, Rock Creek, Minn., strip-tiller. The 2023 National Strip-Tillage Conference speaker explains how strip-till, cover crops and carbon will positively affect the P levels in your soil.

Strip-Tiller Shows off Corn Planter Setup for Planting Green

Strip-Tiller Will Cannon of Prairie City, Iowa shares practical tips on his planter setup for planting corn into a living cereal rye cover crop. He gives a tour of his corn planter and talks about floating row cleaners, coulters, spiked closing wheels, drag chains, and more. He also shows how he makes adjustments in the field depending on soil conditions.

Advice for First-Time Strip-Tillers

Jay Riddell, who strip-tills 2,500 acres in north-central Illinois, shared advice for beginners during a panel discussion at the 2024 Illinois Soybean Summit. “You’ve got to talk before you can run. We just didn’t allow it to get us frustrated. We kept at it and kept looking forward to what we’d do the next year,” Riddell said when discussing his family’s switch to strip-till.

Aerial Farmland Shot

National Strip-Tillage Conference Announces 2024 Program

Our crew has been hard at working building what we hope is the biggest and best National Strip-Tillage Conference program yet. Check out the speaker lineup, which was released last Friday. Corn yield champion David Hula will kick off the conference with a keynote presentation, August 8 in Madison, Wis. We hope to see you there!

Strip-Tilling in Texas: Leading with Land Stewardship & Conservation

We don’t come across too many stories about strip-tillers in Texas! Here’s a feature on the Whatley family, who strip-tills cotton, corn and grain sorghum in South Texas.

The Whatley Family Texas, USA

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