On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Martin-Till, Westville, Ind., strip-tiller Jeff Herrold provides an update on how planting is going so far, and why a potential problem with slugs is causing some early-season anxiety. Herrold also explains why he prefers to plant soybeans before corn.

In the Farmer Feature, we tag along with Leo and Patrick Johnson on the first day of planting in southern Wisconsin. Patrick encounters a problem with the planter in the field and calls his precision specialist to get to the bottom of it.

In the Cover Crop Connection, Watertown, Wis., no-tiller Tony Peirick shares planter setup tips for planting green into a living cover crop.

Plus, 1 year after the deadly dust storm crash in central Illinois, we discuss the cost of erosion and why regulation could soon come from tillage-related incidents. And finally, the Video of the Week features Salin 247’s autonomous no-till planter in action in central Iowa!

This episode of Conservation Ag Update is brought to you by Martin-Till.  

Our customers believe that Martin-Till®️ products provide an excellent return on their investment. We know this because a large percentage of them are repeat customers since the beginning in 1991. Our planter attachments help make it possible to plant into higher levels of residue and moisture. Higher levels of mulch means less erosion, improved soil tilth and fertility, which can reduce production costs.

 Martin-Till’s goal is to increase yields and save you time and money. We hope you find something from our product offerings of row cleaner, UMO’s, closing wheels systems and recently added concaves that will make this year’s planting & harvesting go better for you. After all, you deserve the best!


Read the full transcript of this episode of Conservation Ag Update.

Have an interesting photo or video from your farm? Or a story you’d like us to feature on the broadcast? Send me an email at Nnewman@lesspub.com.

And that will wrap things up on this edition of Conservation Ag Update. Until next time, for more stories visit no-tillfarmer.com, striptillfarmer.com and covercropstrategies.com. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!