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.

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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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What Strip-Tillers Need to Know to Maximize Nitrogen Advisory Tools

Making the most of your nitrogen investment is critical along with knowing how transformation, loss processes and the crop demand curve impact yield. Brad Carlson, extension educator with the University of Minnesota, will deliver recent research to assist farmers with understanding for selecting the right N tools to suit their nutrient management needs at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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Supporting the Systematic Approach to Strip-Till

Marrying the machinery with the practice of strip-till requires a understanding of the underlying principles, such as soil health benefits, precision farming integration and setting realistic goals — all areas Youngblut Ag owner, Pete Youngblut will offer experience-based advice on at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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Achieving Repeatable Results with Continuous Strip-Tilled Corn

Overcoming inconsistent soil conditions and weather patterns, Illinois strip-tiller Cade Bushnell will share how a methodical approach to residue management, calculated nitrogen applications and cover crops contribute to consistently profitable strip-tilled corn-on-corn production at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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