Seeding & Planting

Illinois Incentivizes Planting Fall Cover Crops in 2020 Budget

Crop Insurance Reward Pilot Program promotes cover crops as an in-field management practice.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture will adopt and implement a crop insurance reward program for cover crops that American Farmland Trust and a coalition of agriculture, environmental and conservation organizations developed.
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[Podcast] A Strip-Tiller’s Checklist for Productive Planting

In this <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by veteran strip-tiller Dave Delhotal, who details his annual checklist ahead of planting, along with mistakes made and lessons learned for optimizing equipment and technology performance.
In this Strip-Till Farmer podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by veteran strip-tiller Dave Delhotal, who details his annual checklist ahead of planting, along with mistakes made and lessons learned for optimizing equipment and technology performance.
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[Podcast] Capitalizing on High-Value Strip-Tilled Crops & Organic Opportunities

In this <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by Megan Wallendal who explains their pursuit of creative and often, lucrative outcomes strip-tilling high-value crops along with their ongoing transition to organic practices on their operation.
In this Strip-Till Farmer podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by Megan Wallendal who explains their pursuit of creative and often, lucrative outcomes strip-tilling high-value crops along with their ongoing transition to organic practices on their operation.
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[Podcast] Exploring Early Economic Payback with Strip-Till

In this <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we share excerpts from a more recent conversation with Gene Kuntz, site manager at Farmamerica, who shares some of the details on the research farm’s strip-till trials, including seeding strategies, cover cropping and early returns.
In this Strip-Till Farmer podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we share excerpts from a more recent conversation with Gene Kuntz, site manager at Farmamerica, who shares some of the details on the research farm’s strip-till trials, including seeding strategies, cover cropping and early returns.
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5 Tips for Strip-Tilled Sugarbeet Success

Strip-tilling sugarbeets by trial and error since 2014 has taught Michigan farmer Ryan Shaw how the practice can result in input reductions and cost savings.
‘You can’t strip-till sugarbeets,’ is something Snover, Mich., farmer Ryan Shaw had grown accustomed to hearing. But, since introducing strip-till on his 1,400-acre corn, soybean and sugarbeet operation in 2014, a glance at his fields provides evidence to the contrary.
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