Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka is the Managing Editor for Strip-Till Farmer. Since he joined Lessiter Publications' Ag Division in 2012, he has covered precision farming practices, products and trends. He also serves as managing editor of Precision Farming Dealer, and technology editor of Farm Equipment and No-Till Farmer.

ARTICLES

Redefining the Dollars & Sense Approach to Strip-Tilling of the Future

From on- and off-farm revenue diversification, equipment sharing and a renewed reliance on data-driven decision making, the next generation operation will require an entrepreneurial mentality.
When it comes to the evolution of farming, it’s been said that the pace of change has never been so fast and change will never be this slow again. The pairing of the rapid advancement of ag technology with the generational goals of growers is creating economic opportunities along with transitional challenges.
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Appetite for Production: 21 Tips for Feeding Plants the Right Diet in Strip-Till

Split nitrogen applications, determining the proper placement depth and doing below-ground root assessments are all part of a well-rounded fertility program.
A strip-tiller’s fertilization strategy is influenced by a combination of factors — when they build strips, soil variances and health, climate and equipment setup.
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Capitalizing on Cover Crops, Cattle and a Commitment to Soil Health Principles

A combination of strip-till, no-till and a long-term economic strategy for rejuvenating soil biology puts Rock Creek, Minn., farmer Jon Stevens on the path to profitability.

We were moldboard plow, disc ripping and basically full tillage on our 700-acre Maple Creek Farms operation in Rock Creek, Minn., until 2013. 


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Combining Experience with Experimentation for a Progressive, Profitable Strip-Till System

Proving the practices they put to work on a diverse strip-till operation requires a willingness to try — and sometimes fail — but always learn for Megan and Eric Wallendal.
The phrase “change is constant” is an appropriate one to summarize the ever-evolving strip-till operation that Megan Wallendal and her husband, Eric, manage at Alsum Farms, in Grand Marsh, Wis.
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7th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark Study

Technology Adoption, Yields & Organic Acreage Increase for Strip-Tillers

Despite the challenges of 2019, strip-tillers topped 200-bushel corn, explored organic practices and added precision farming tools to their operations.
Results of the 7th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark study, evaluating 2019 cropping practices, saw some subtle and more significant shifts in strip-till practices.
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Smarter Cropping Solutions for Your Strip-Till System

Sensing and real-time data collection are emerging tools being put to work on progressive farm operations and John Nowatzki, ag engineering professor at North Dakota State University will share results from ongoing research on creating a “smart farm” at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Sensing and real-time data collection are emerging tools being put to work on progressive farm operations and John Nowatzki, ag engineering professor at North Dakota State University will share results from ongoing research on creating a “smart farm” at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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