Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill is associate editor for the ag division, contributing primarily to Precision Farming Dealer, Strip-Till Farmer, No-Till Farmer and Cover Crop Strategies. Hill has a farm background and graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Ag Journalism and a minor in Animal Science. She has previously served as managing editor of DairyBusiness and is a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association and American Ag Editors’ Association.

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Joey Hanson

From the Field: Widening the Window for Spring Strip-Till

Accommodating field conditions and increasing confidence in strip-till fuel a three-fold increase in custom strip-till acres this spring for Elk Point, S.D. farmer Joey Hanson.
Strip-tilling fields in southern South Dakota is underway, as of last week, according to Joey Hanson, a custom strip-tiller from Elk Point, S.D. “We started on April 8, and ran for three days,” he says. “I’ve done 600 acres so far — three times the amount I was able to strip-till in the spring of 2019.”
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Strip-Till Roundtable

Putting the Pieces of a Progressive Strip-Till System into Place

Three strip-tillers share their thoughts on how they utilize strip-tilling to maximize poorer soils and get more return on their fertilizer, cover crop and equipment investments.
Strip-tilling combines precision tillage technology and efficient nutrient management to achieve operation goals, whether those are yield-based or soil health-centric.
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Strip-Tilling Cover Crops into Poorer Soils Results in Increased Yields

For more than 2 decades, Alabama strip-tiller Mitch Lazenby has utilized heavy cover cropping to keep soils cool, retain moisture and boost yields 10-20% on his 2,000-acre operation.
Saying that summers in Alabama are hot is an understatement. A better description is ‘sweltering’, ‘scorching’ and ‘blistering.’ So, finding a way to keep soils cool and retain moisture is critical to the success of any crop grown in the Heart of Dixie.
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Sarah Hill

Let Cover Crops Do the Work to Keep Weeds Away

We all know that one of the potential benefits of using cover crops is weed suppression, but do you know how cover crops actually provide weed suppression? There are a couple of ways: through blocking sunlight from reaching weed seeds, and also allelopathy, as the cover crop plants produce a chemical that reduces weed seed germination.
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