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:

One Mistake That Can Cost You More Than 100 Bushels Per Acre

Charles City, Va., strip-tiller David Hula says small mistakes can cost big in lost yield. In this Farm Journal article, the world record corn yield holder discusses a key mistake to avoid when checking your planter this spring. Hula will be kicking off our 2024 National Strip-Tillage Conference in Madison, Wis., Aug. 8-9. Click here to check out the program or to register.


Huron County, Ont., Farming Community Discusses Best Strip-Till Practices

Strip-till took center stage during a joint presentation at the Huron County, Ont., council meeting last week. Ag leaders in the community highlighted the need for more conservation practices, including strip-till, no-till and cover crops.

experimental farm at Huronview

Agronomist Strip-Tills Soybeans in Early April

Kris Young, AgriGold agronomist in Kansas, shared these photos on X (formerly known as Twitter). He’s aiming for 100 bushels per acre for strip-tilled soybeans planted on April 5th at a population of 95,000. Good luck Kris, keep us posted on how it goes!

Strip-Till Legend Shares Journey in National Series

Mt. Pulaski, Ill., strip-till pioneer Jeff Martin stars in this season 3 premiere of ADM’s ongoing Faces of Food film series. Martin has been strip-tilling continuous corn on much of his farm’s 5,000-plus acres for nearly two decades. Based on extensive soil testing and plant analysis, Martin has cut back sharply on nitrogen (N) applications with corn while producing yields of over 250 bushels per acre. “Success doesn’t come overnight,” Martin said in 2009. “But if you pay attention to details, no-till or strip-till has the potential for higher yields in rotated or continuous corn and more profitability than any other tillage method. And at the same time, no-till or strip-till can lead you to fun, soil-saving and even money-making conservation and wildlife-enhancement activities.”

Cover Crop Risk Management Tips

This webinar from University of Illinois farmdoc and Precision Conservation Management (PCM) shares key insights from an in-depth study of PCM farmers using cover crops.

Presenters Laura Gentry from the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Gary Schnitkey from the University of Illinois discuss using cereal rye before soybeans, optimal timing for planting and termination, leveraging incentive payments to offset costs and other potential cover crop benefits like reduced herbicide costs and improved weed control.

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