Seeding & Planting

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Bio Strip-Till, Cover Crops Effectively Manage Soil Moisture

Implementing bio strip-till and targeted fertilizer placement results in yield increases, even in cool, heavy soils.

Building healthy soil is a journey. Each grower is on their own journey, and that means an individual path with choices of how to improve your soil. Joe Breker, a grower from Havana, N.D., has found that using bio strip-till has helped his cash crops emerge earlier while managing moisture and improving the grazing potential of the cover crops.


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Strip-Till & Cover Crops Offer ‘Best of Both Worlds’

The Isley family has improved water retention and soil structure and stability by integrating annual ryegrass and rapeseed covers into their strip-till operation.

In  2012, the Isley family took a firm dislike to using the word “dirt.” They had gone through a substantial drought and were working ground, watching it turn to powder. 


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Highlights from the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference

The in-person conference offered a wide range of topics and outstanding speakers for growers to learn from and interact with.

More than 300 growers and industry professionals from across the globe gathered in Omaha, Neb., in early August for the 8th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference (NSTC).


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On-Farm Trials Provide Opportunities to Learn, Improve

It can be tempting to take university or industry data as the final word on when to plant a certain crop or how different species interact when planted together or in succession. But on-farm experiments will generally provide more accurate insights for your operation and they don’t have to be done on a massive scale to be useful.
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Sponsored Content: Building Healthier Soil and Profits with Strip-Till

2 Surprising Ways to Use the SoilWarrior

When most farmers think about the SoilWarrior system, terms like strip-till, fertilizer placement, soil health and heavy-duty construction probably come to mind. Not many may think about it as a way to apply cover crops or plant soybeans, but that’s just what some SoilWarrior owners are doing. The Building Healthier Soil and Profits with Strip-Till series is brought to you by Environmental Tillage Systems.
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Sponsored Content: Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

Aligning and Adjusting Your Closing Wheels

The closing system at the back of your planter's row units is a key factor in getting good crop emergence. Once the seeds are placed in the furrow, it’s important that the closing system is in proper condition to close the furrow with good seed-to-soil contact. The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.


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