Strip-tiller Robert Boyle checks in from his farm in Coolidge, Ariz., with a preview of his 2024 National Strip-Tillage Conference presentation, “Making Strip-Till Work with Only 7 Inches of Rain.”

Boyle deals with drought conditions every year on his 1,200-acre corn, cotton, alfalfa and dairy operation. He only gets about 7 inches of rain — if he’s lucky — and it often comes over the course of 2-3 storms. During his presentation, Boyle will detail his strip-till mindset for water management, his approach to strip-tilling in dry conditions, including the usage of diverse cover crop mixes to preserve soil structure and water, and cutting-edge technology like autonomous irrigation.

The 2024 National Strip-Tillage Conference takes place Aug. 8-9 in Madison, Wis. Click here to download the program and register for the conference.