Strip-Till News

[Podcast] Getting to Know Your Strip-Tilled Soil: Strengths and Weaknesses

In this <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> Podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by expert soil scientist Mike Petersen, to answer the questions farmers might have about their strip-tilling efforts.
In this Strip-Till Farmer Podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by expert soil scientist Mike Petersen, to answer the questions farmers might have about their strip-tilling efforts.
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Cover Crop Conversation: Strip-Tillers Share Methods & Modifications

Seeding strategies and selecting varieties were among the topics of conversation during an exclusive roundtable dinner ahead of the 5th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Strip-tillers tend to be naturally inquisitive. So having the opportunity to assemble a diverse group for a candid dinner conversation provided plenty of productive back-and-forth on a range of topics.
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6 Strip-Till Adjustments for Ideal Berm-Building

Close scrutiny of soil structure and constant equipment evaluations has led Mead, Neb., farmer Kerry Knuth to be more effective, economical and efficient with strip-till.
Mead, Neb., farmer Kerry Knuth, made the transition from dragging a disc ripper and mulch finisher across his 2,200-acre corn and soybeans operation to strip-tillage back in 2005. Though a “set it and forget it,” philosophy works on some farms, Knuth quickly determined that building an ideal berm required adaptation and experimentation to accommodate ever-changing field conditions. 
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5th Annual Strip-Till Benchmark Study

Population Adjustments Play Into Seeding Strategies for Strip-Tillers

Strip-tillers increase average seeding rates for corn, decrease for soybeans and better than half utilize cover crops in their operations.
As farmers dial into determining where and when to push or scale back on seeding rates, strip-tillers have — on average — consistently planted lower populations than no-tillers for both corn and soybeans.
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Webinar Replay

Leveraging Sensor Technology to be Smarter & Smaller with Nutrient Applications [Webinar]

During this free, live webinar event sponsored by Topcon Agriculture, Dr. Ray Asebedo, former assistant professor of precision agriculture at Kansas State University and consultant for Topcon, expands on accuracy of fertilizer application aided by advancements of sensing technology — to include autonomous vehicles and machine vision — in strip-till systems. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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