Digital Downloads of Top 2016 National Strip-Tillage Conference Presentations

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We’ve hand-picked 3 best-of-the-best presentations from last year’s conference, based on attendee surveys, and made them available as digital downloads exclusively for 2017 attendees.

 

PRESENTATION #1
Adopting Smart Strip-Till Methods to Strengthen Soils, Increase Yields - Jerry Ackerman

Farming variable soils in southwestern Minnesota, Jerry Ackermann has a goal of raising 200-bushel corn on 140 pounds of nitrogen. At 190-bushel yields, he and his wife, Nancy, are pretty close to achieving it. Aggressive — but calculated — experimentation with fertilization practices and strip-till trials on their 1,200 acre operation in Lakefield, Minn., have helped decrease input costs and overcome climate challenges to raise corn yields that are commonly 20 bushels per acre above the county average. Ackermann will break down their motives and methods for reducing the ratio of applied nitrogen per bushel of corn to increase production and explain why sometimes, the highest yields aren’t the most economical. (Total Run Time: 47 Minutes; File Size: 20 Megabytes)

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PRESENTATION #2
Building Soil Health & Structure with a Bio Strip-Till System - Dustin Mulock

For the last 10 years, Woodville, Ont., strip-tiller Dustin Mulock has been building and refining a combination no-till/strip-till system. Integrating different pieces of equipment, fertility methods and cover crops put him on a productive path to bio strip-till. This approach complements his twin-row, strip-till setup for corn and soybeans and has helped increase yields by 25%, while also naturally building nutrient levels in his mostly sandy loam soil. Mulock will detail the development and results of his bio strip-till system, to include fertilizer application equipment modifications and experimentation with more than a dozen different cover crop species. (Total Run Time: 46 Minutes; File Size: 45 Megabytes)

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PRESENTATION #3
Tracking the ROI of a Strip-Till System - Trent Sanderson

While many farmers collect field data, it’s knowing what to do with it that will help you improve the productivity and efficiency of your strip-till operation. This is something strip-tiller Trent Sanderson has made a priority to improve management of his family’s 2,000-acre corn, soybean and wheat operation near Clare, Ill. Sanderson will share how number crunching and analysis of collected data, along with the use of precision farming practices like electric row clutches and rate control, are helping him assess the return on investment of the farm’s strip-till system and shape annual input expenditures. (Total Run Time: 42 Minutes; File Size: 40 Megabytes)

Audio File and Presentation Slides
Click here to download the MP3 audio file of this presentation and click to view a PDF version of this presentation to follow along while listening to your purchased audio file. (No purchase necessary for audio files and slides. You must be logged in as a web site registered user to access.)