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:

Transition from Conventional to Reduced Tillage Requires Patience

The Kruisselbrink family of Woodstock, Minn., details their switch from conventional tillage to no-till and strip-till in this feature from The Land. “Some of that is probably just a mindset we still all have to get over,” Austin Kruisselbrink says. “A lot of times your corn doesn’t look as great as the neighbor’s right across the fence, with all of its black dirt. [How it looks] that particular day doesn’t matter; what matters is the end yield and [building soil health]. I think that’s what we’re still working over, kind of getting out of our own way and accept some of these things.”

Brad Kruisselbrink's three-bottom plow

Farmer Strip-Tills Through Snow, Gets Surprising Results

“I have a feeling this is not going to go how I want it to,” said Jay Salisbury before firing up his Orthman 1tRIPr on a snow-covered field in central Illinois. Salisbury films from inside the cab as he makes strips in late November, and he ends up being pleasantly surprised by the results!

Addressing Erosion from Strip-Till on Slopes

Veteran agronomist Ken Ferrie addresses erosion problems with strip-till on slopes in this mini-series on X (formerly known as Twitter). Can cover crops fix the problem? Ferrie visits a sloped field with triticale to find out.

Ag School’s Climate-Smart Approach Helps Small Farmers Feed Africa, Reduce Tillage

In this video, learn about the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) and why it is focusing on reducing tillage as a means to help small farmers become more sustainable while providing food for people across Africa. The program is being funded with help from Howard Buffett, who spoke at the 2024 National No-Tillage Conference about several of his projects to help farmers all over the world.


Strip-Tiller Struggling with ‘Extremely Tough’ Ground

Wingham, Ontario, strip-tiller, Matt Underwood wants to know, “Is anyone else finding ground extremely tough this spring?” He wonders if a lack of frost over the winter might be causing the problem.

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