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 vs. Cover Crops vs. Conventional

Here’s one of the more interesting test plots we’ve come across on X, formerly known as Twitter. Jason Leary, ag technology manager for Crystal Valley in Minnesota, shows off side-by-side-by-side strip-till, cover crop and conventional plots.

Farmer Implements Strip-Till System in Poland

Strip-till appears to be gaining steam in Europe — Check out this LinkedIn video of a farmer strip-tilling beets in Poland!

Potato Producers Recognize Benefits of Strip-Till

We’ve heard of farmers strip-tilling corn, soybeans, sugar beets, cotton, carrots and more. But potatoes? This article in Potato News Today explores the benefits of reduced tillage practices, including strip-till, and how it could become part of the potato industry’s long-term vision for sustainability.


Are You Planting Corn or Soybeans First?

53% of farmers are planting corn first this year, according to an X poll conducted by our sister publication, No-Till Farmer. The Facebook responses to the question were more lopsided, with 76% of no-tillers planting corn first. Brownsburg, Ind., farmer Mike Starkey explains why he’s going against the grain and planting soybeans first. “Absolutely plant soybeans first,” Starkey says. “The first day of summer is June 21 so the longer the days of light the better. With much higher input costs for corn, you want the maximum soil benefits of seeing corn jump out of the ground ASAP. Besides, I want to see my cover crop grow as long as possible.”


Bumper Crops: Early Seed Weed & Cover Crop Considerations

Since it has been a mild winter and spring in many parts of the U.S., and both weeds and cover crops are growing quickly, University of Wisconsin weed scientists Rodrigo Werle and Dan Smith are talking about burndown and termination, planting into cover crops and soybean herbicide best practices.

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