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Building Cover Crop Biomass with Roots, not Shoots

Leveraging a diverse, and dynamic cover cropping program, Quebec strip-tiller Mike Verdonck will discuss his has motivation to build soil health to overcome a short growing season and stubborn soils at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
For Canadian strip-tiller Mike Verdonck, weed pressure, erosion and a reliance on heavy herbicide and fertilizer applications are all symptoms of “sick” soil. The antidote? Reducing tillage, moving to a year-round, multi-species cover cropping system and putting a focus on rebuilding and maintaining soil health.
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[Podcast] Ray Rawson: The Father of Zone Tillage

In this episode of the Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, editor Frank Lessiter talks with Ray Rawson about zone tillage, the Zone Builder, his ever- changing planter setups and some of the inventions Ray developed over the years.
In this episode of the Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, editor Frank Lessiter talks with Ray Rawson about zone tillage, the Zone Builder, his ever- changing planter setups and some of the inventions Ray developed over the years.
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From the Field: Widening the Window for Spring Strip-Till

Accommodating field conditions and increasing confidence in strip-till fuel a three-fold increase in custom strip-till acres this spring for Elk Point, S.D. farmer Joey Hanson.
Strip-tilling fields in southern South Dakota is underway, as of last week, according to Joey Hanson, a custom strip-tiller from Elk Point, S.D. “We started on April 8, and ran for three days,” he says. “I’ve done 600 acres so far — three times the amount I was able to strip-till in the spring of 2019.”
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