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2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference Speaker

Are You Applying an Agronomic Eye to Selecting Strip-Till Nutrients?

Agronomist and strip-till advocate Berl Jastram to share considerations and cautionary tales for managing depth, timing and types of fertilizer at the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Agronomist and strip-till advocate Berl Jastram to share considerations and cautionary tales for managing depth, timing and types of fertilizer at the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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2016 National Strip-Tillage Conference Speaker

Building a Strip-Till Fertility Program: Lessons Learned & Goals Achieved

New York strip-tiller Donn Branton will share how soil testing, banding fertilizer and adaptive strategies have increased yields and saved input costs at the 2016 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
New York strip-tiller Donn Branton will share how soil testing, banding fertilizer and adaptive strategies have increased yields and saved input costs at the 2016 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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Jack Zemlicka
From The Desk Of Jack Zemlicka

Setting the Production Pace with Strip-Till

One of the primary benefits farmers often point to with strip-till is yield consistency. In talking with both experienced and new strip-tillers, many often cite year-over-year corn yield averages that may vary by only a bushel or two, compared to more dramatic variability with other tillage methods.
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Jack Zemlicka
From the Desk of Jack Zemlicka

Mixing it Up with Cover Crops in Strip-Till

Incorporating cover crops is a growing trend among strip-tillers as a way to retain nutrients in the soil, limit erosion and promote growth of organic matter content. According to our 2015 Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study, about 48% of respondents plant cover crops in strip-tilled fields, up more than 4% from the year prior.
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From The Desk Of Jack Zemlicka

Don't Be Afraid To Think Outside The Strip

Change isn't always an easy sell to farmers who have relied on the same methodology for years or even decades, especially if they've had success. Farmers tend to rely on the two T's -- tillage and tradition, Minnesota strip-tiller David Legvold told me during a recent visit to his farm. In my opinion, you need to shift away from the traditional, and from practices that are damaging the soil.
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From the Desk of Jack Zemlicka

Strip-Till Doesn't Always Start Small

One of more interesting things I've learned about strip-till is how the practice can vary from farmer to farmer, depending on their years of experience. While there are principles to adhere to — noted by Illinois strip-tiller Alan Madison in this edition's feature story — there's also no textbook way to strip-till.
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Why Placing Nutrients in a Smart Fertility Program Works in Strip-Till - Mike Petersen - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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During the last 75 years that American farmers have used commercially available fertilizers, broadcast application of dry and liquid nutrients have produced mixed results. When strip-till began emerging in the late 1980s, farmers started taking advantage of more targeted applications.

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