Michaela Paukner

Michaela Paukner

Michaela Paukner is the associate editor of Strip-Till Farmer and Precision Farming Dealer. Her previous journalism experience includes working as a reporter for a legal magazine and as a producer for two Wisconsin TV news stations. She has also worked with clients across the globe as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and as a brand manager for a Wisconsin-based boutique marketing agency. She's a graduate of UW-Green Bay.

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3 Tips for Testing Biologicals on Your Farm

Biofertilizer trials conducted by the Iowa Soybean Association have produced inconsistent results, meaning using biologicals successfully will likely require more time and management by the strip-tiller.
Biologicals are like the Wild West of agriculture — products with big potential but little regulation. As a result, it can be difficult to determine what’s a worthy investment.
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Innovative Strip-Tillers Push Yield Limits & Maximize Nutrient Use

Speakers at the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference highlighted new strategies to improve yields, manage nutrients, alleviate compaction and more.
From practical advice on alleviating compaction to conflicting views on soil health to a former NASA engineer’s new yield-boosting technology, the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference sent attendees home with many new ideas to try on their operations — and a lot to talk about at the coffee shop.
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Widen Your Window with Fall Strip-Till

Position yourself for a productive planting season with these 4 fall strip-till tips.

Fall strip-till can provide a wider window for planting corn in the spring and even boost yields. When done right, it creates a clean, warmer, mellower seedbed and provides an opportunity to apply nitrogen (N) — best if used with an N stabilizer — phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). 


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[Podcast] Increasing Seed Prices & Nitrogen Market Risk for 2023 with RaboResearch’s Sam Taylor

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by the Pluribus Lite from Dawn Equipment, we speak with Sam Taylor, RaboResearch’s executive director of research for farm inputs in the North American market. Taylor explains his projections for high seed prices in 2023, plus gives us his analysis of the potash, nitrogen and broader fertilizer markets.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by the Pluribus Lite from Dawn Equipment, we speak with Sam Taylor, RaboResearch’s executive director of research for farm inputs in the North American market. Taylor explains his projections for high seed prices in 2023, plus gives us his analysis of the potash, nitrogen and broader fertilizer markets.
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[Podcast] Saving Soil, Sharing Success with 2022 Strip-Till Innovator Brian Ryberg

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by the Pluribus Lite from Dawn Equipment, we speak with Brian Ryberg, the first farmer to strip-till sugar beets in Minnesota.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by the Pluribus Lite from Dawn Equipment, we speak with Brian Ryberg of Buffalo Lake, Minn., the first farmer to strip-till sugar beets in Minnesota. 
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[Podcast] Automating Soil Testing with Precision Planting’s Dale Koch & Doug Wright

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by the Pluribus Lite from Dawn Equipment, Precision Planting’s Dale Koch and Doug Wright discuss the components of Radicle Agronomics, how Radicle Agronomics works with the company’s existing products, what farmers can expect from Radicle Agronomics and much more.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by the Pluribus Lite from Dawn Equipment, Precision Planting’s Dale Koch and Doug Wright discuss the components of Radicle Agronomics, how Radicle Agronomics works with the company’s existing products, what farmers can expect from Radicle Agronomics and much more.
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[Podcast] Rehabbing Soil on Farm Fields, MLB Ballparks & More with Parker Cohn

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by the Pluribus Lite from Dawn Equipment, editor Brian O’Connor talks with Parker Cohn, CEO of California-based Performance Resources Management (PRM), about how PRM designs biological management programs for growers, new technologies he’s putting to use to improve soil health and much more.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by the Pluribus Lite from Dawn Equipment, editor Brian O’Connor talks with Parker Cohn, CEO of California-based Performance Resources Management (PRM), about how PRM designs biological management programs for growers, new technologies he’s putting to use to improve soil health and much more.
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