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:

Why Banded Fertilizer is Key to Future of Farming

Strip-till expert Fred Below, professor of plant physiology at the Univ. of Illinois, and Eric Winans, graduate research assistant, discuss some of the latest research on plant population and banded fertilizer.

Strip-Till Corn-on-Corn Strategies

Albany, Wis., strip-tiller Randy Bump kicks off our 2024 National Strip-Tillage Conference previews. Bump shares some of his residue management tips for strip-till corn-on-corn success. Check out the entire conference program!

Emerging Soybean & Corn Disease for Strip-Tillers to Be Aware Of

Over recent years soybean and corn diseases typically observed further south (frogeye leaf spot, charcoal rot, tar spot) have made their way up north. In this video, watch as Dr. Dean Malvick, plant pathologist at University of Minnesota Extension, talks about these diseases and how to identify and manage them.

No. 1 Way to Set Your Soybean Crop up for Success

Aaron Carmer, Practical Farm Research Location Lead for Beck’s Hybrids, says planting early is the best way to maximize your soybean yields this growing season. But what constitutes “early?” Find out in this episode of the DIG!

Tips for Planting Green into High-Residue Cover Crops

73% of strip-tillers planted cover crops in 2023 according to the 11th annual Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study, and many of them planted green. Trey Hill and his staff at Harborview farms in Rock Hall, Maryland have spent a decade fine-tuning their corn and soybean planters to optimize their performance when planting green into high-residue cover crops. Check out this video to learn about planting setting considerations as well as soybean and corn planter set-up tips.

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