Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka is the Technology Editor for No-Till Farmer. He covers precision farming practices, products and trends, which can improve efficiency and productivity for no-till farmers.

He joined Lessiter Publications Ag Division in 2012 and also serves as managing editor of Strip-Till Farmer.

ARTICLES

Working Wheat Into Strip-Till to Strengthen Soil Biology

During a candid conversation, strip-tillers discuss the benefits and challenges of relay-cropping wheat in between strip-tilled soybeans going to corn.
Whether a farmer has been strip-tilling for 20 years or just transitioning into the practice, a desire to learn and improve is critical to avoid complacency.
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25 Tips to Improve Spring Strip-Till

Experienced strip-tillers, educators and manufacturers share practical and progressive advice on building a better berm, nutrient application considerations and proper row unit setup.
Spring strip-till can be both a choice and a necessity. While the benefits of fall-applied fertilizer and giving berms several months to settle ahead of planting are preferred by many strip-tillers, a properly-executed spring system can create an ideal seedbed.
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Small Steps into Strip-Till Lead to Big Soil Health, Nutrient Management Gains

Parking the plow wasn’t easy for Frank Family Farms, but a transition to strip-till proved profitable, with a dramatic reduction in fuel costs and fertilizing flexibility.
Some strip-tillers look for an ‘a-ha’ moment during their initial transition to the practice as they search for visual results that they’ve made a wise decision.
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Cover Crop Conversation: Strip-Tillers Share Methods & Modifications

Seeding strategies and selecting varieties were among the topics of conversation during an exclusive roundtable dinner ahead of the 5th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Strip-tillers tend to be naturally inquisitive. So having the opportunity to assemble a diverse group for a candid dinner conversation provided plenty of productive back-and-forth on a range of topics.
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