Strip-tillers Jon Stevens of Rock Creek, Minn., Ryan Nell of Beaver Dam, Wis., and Ryan Shaw of Snover, Mich., share their approach to the 2023 growing season during a panel discussion at the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
When your family has been farming some of the same ground for more than 255 years, there have been many changes. Yet some of the most meaningful and innovative changes have taken place over the past 25 years as Brian Newcombe and his brother Craig moved to no-till and strip-till at Cornwallis Farms in Port Williams, Nova Scotia.
Ryan Nell and his father, Ron, are innovators when it comes to the 2,200-acre family farm in Beaver Dam, Wis. However, they don’t adopt new practices without first researching them and conducting their own on-farm trials to optimize methods for their operation.
Illinois grower Craig Taylor uses strip-till, custom services and cover crops to achieve competitive yields using less labor and machinery, while also catching more rainfall and building soil organic matter.
When Craig Taylor decided to reduce machinery costs on his 725-acre corn and soybean farm in west central Illinois, he was convinced to move to no-till farming. But he also experimented with his crop service provider’s strip-till bar and liked the results.
Cameron White, APV-America territory manager, explains how the relatively new company is making a name for itself in the cover crop business. He'll highlight the many offerings available from APV, including APV's Pneumatic Seeders (PS) series.
Andy Unverferth, marketing manager, gives us a look at the Unverferth Cover Crop Seeder, which uses an air delivery system to spread seeds evenly across soil. The Unverferth Cover Crop Seeder offers an alternative to using a drill, spreading the cover crop seeds, working them into the field all in one pass.
California farmer Tom Barcellos discusses the challenges of strip-tilling in his unusual environment and how his Bigham strip-till bar and the Orthman 1tripr are able to overcome these hurdles. He'll detail his equipment setup as well as describe how extensive use of RTK GPS to ensure everything lines up with the strip.
Kuhn Krause's focus, above all, is to continue to produce quality products to serve producers better; to strive to respond to their needs with new tools and new technology to meet their growing challenges. Agronomic practices are constantly changing, and at a faster pace now than ever.