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Building Cover Crop Biomass with Roots, not Shoots

Leveraging a diverse, and dynamic cover cropping program, Quebec strip-tiller Mike Verdonck will discuss his has motivation to build soil health to overcome a short growing season and stubborn soils at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
For Canadian strip-tiller Mike Verdonck, weed pressure, erosion and a reliance on heavy herbicide and fertilizer applications are all symptoms of “sick” soil. The antidote? Reducing tillage, moving to a year-round, multi-species cover cropping system and putting a focus on rebuilding and maintaining soil health.
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[Podcast] Saving Your Strip-Tilled Soil with Smart, Simple Strategies

In this Strip-Till Farmer podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by University of Minnesota regional extension educator Jodi DeJong-Hughes who details her recent research on quantifying the value of conservation tillage techniques as erosion-reducing tactics, including crop selection and tillage depths.
In this Strip-Till Farmer podcast, bought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we're joined by University of Minnesota regional extension educator Jodi DeJong-Hughes who details her recent research on quantifying the value of conservation tillage techniques as erosion-reducing tactics, including crop selection and tillage depths.
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[Podcast] A Refreshing Approach to Building the Ideal Berm

This week we're joined by Lowpoint, Illinois farmer, Todd Mooberry, offers some tips and equipment strategies to help minimize erosion concerns on rolling ground, better time fertilizer application and utilize cover crops in strip-till.
This week we're joined by Lowpoint, Illinois farmer, Todd Mooberry, offers some tips and equipment strategies to help minimize erosion concerns on rolling ground, better time fertilizer application and utilize cover crops in strip-till.
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Keep Soils Armored All Year

Penn State Extension shares how large precipitation events cause the most erosion and can happen anytime of year, reminding us of the importance to protect the soil as much as possible.
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Simplifying and Streamlining Farm Operations with Strip-Till

Ashland, Neb., farmer Jim Kucera finds that strip-till prepares his seedbed in a fashion best suited to combat weeds, heavy rainfall and erosion.
In spring 2015, Jim Kucera's Ashland, Neb., farm had been deluged with heavy rains. The same was true for many Nebraska farmers faced with delayed planting, severe ponding and in some cases, replanting. Kucera certainly felt the pinch, but he says it's not nearly as bad as it would have been if he didn't switch to strip-till on his 700 acres of corn and 600 acres of soybeans about 5 years ago.
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