Nutrient Management

Leveraging Data, Tissue Tests For Variable-Rate Payback

A relentless approach to data collection, tissue testing and management zones puts Sparland, Ill., strip-tiller Jay Riddell in the driver’s seat to optimize seed and fertilizer rates on corn and soybeans
For decades, the spring season was consistently stressful for Sparland, Ill., grower Jay Riddell. He dedicated days to running a field cultivator though his 1,500 corn and soybean acres while hoping for a suitable seedbed to plant into.
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Boxing Up Ag Field Nitrogen

Recently published research highlights the work of scientists who have studied saturated riparian buffers in an effort to reduce nitrate levels from tile-drained fields.
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[Podcast] Pushing Populations & Production with Twin-Row Strip-Till

In this <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> Podcast bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Snover, Mich., farmer Ryan Shaw shares the systematic setup and implementation of his twin-row strip-till system, along with the vital role cover crops play in his cropping rotation.
In this Strip-Till Farmer Podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Snover, Mich., farmer Ryan Shaw shares the systematic setup and implementation of his twin-row strip-till system, along with the vital role cover crops play in his cropping rotation.
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[Podcast] Overcoming Challenging Soils for Successful Strip-Till

In this <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> Podcast bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Hilmar, Calif., farmer Aaron Wickstrom discusses his proven methods for conquering unfavorable soil conditions with strip-till, including split N applications and improving early emergence by minimizing risk with a wider planting window.
In this Strip-Till Farmer Podcast bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Hilmar, Calif., farmer Aaron Wickstrom discusses his proven methods for conquering unfavorable soil conditions with strip-till, including split N applications and improving early emergence by minimizing risk with a wider planting window.
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5th Annual Strip-Till Benchmark Study

Timing & Types of Fertilizer to Accommodate Seasonal Need

Strip-tillers shying away from spring-applied potassium and phosphorus, as well as anhydrous application with the strip-till rig.
Being able to adapt and improve a fertility program is a constant evolution. While it won’t eliminate all of the variables that can influence root structure, plant growth or nutrient uptake — a flexible strategy can at least better manage them.
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Cutting Fertilizer Application Costs with a Precision Strip-Till System

High Plains Kansas operation Kramer Seed Farms moves to strip-till to save labor and fuel and finds up to $67 savings per-acre in nitrogen.
Ben McClure was a recent ag economics graduate from Kansas State University when he went to work for Kramer Seed Farms in southwestern Kansas near Hugoton in 2003. His arrival came just as the multigenerational family farm was about to embark on a series of changes that has radically altered its farming operation, and significantly boosted its financial well-being.
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