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.

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Building Biological Stamina in Your Strip-Tilled Soils

With a self-described “living laboratory,” Streator, Ill., strip-tiller Larry Tombaugh will share how his constant experiments with biological combinations helps stimulate soil health and add bushels each year at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Keeping microbes happy is a cornerstone of Streator, Ill., strip-tiller Larry Tombaugh’s system. As he says, microbes have a “Dracula complex” and don’t like sunlight.
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Applying an Analytical Eye to Measure Soil Health Improvement

Dr. Jerry Hatfield, former USDA plant physiologist and Wayne Fredericks, Osage, Iowa, strip-tiller to share on-farm results and advice on how incremental improvements in farm management will bolster soil health at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Farmers collect data and make operational changes throughout the course of their farming career. But how much of a correlation is there between the analysis and actual application of in-field information to improve on-farm decision-making?
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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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