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From the Desk of Jack Zemlicka

Don’t Suffocate Your Soils

Playing a pick-up game of basketball this week, I had the unfortunate experience of colliding with a much larger, more athletic opponent. While I only had the wind knocked out of me, those few moments of gasping for air made me appreciate the ability to take a deep breath again.
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[Podcast] Regenerating Soils to Strengthen Your Strip-Till System

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Totally Tubular Mfg., we welcome Mazeppa, Minn., strip-tiller Rod Sommerfield to share his experience adopting regenerative agriculture practices.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Totally Tubular Mfg., we welcome Mazeppa, Minn., strip-tiller Rod Sommerfield to share his experience adopting regenerative agriculture practices.
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3 Strip-Tilling Tips From a ‘Regenerative Agriculturist’

Minnesota farmer Rod Sommerfield has found a great ally in strip-till as he works to return his farm’s soils to the nutrient level and health they saw 150 years ago.

One thing Mazeppa, Minn., strip-tiller and no-tiller Rod Sommerfield isn't short on is ambition. As a strong proponent of regenerative agriculture, his hopes for the future of the farm that's been in his family since 1892 are bold. Rod and his son Rick now manage the farm, and they've zeroed in on a goal to ramp down inputs.

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From The Desk Of Jack Zemlicka

More Food For Thought On Strip-Till Phosphorus Uptake

In our last edition of Strip-Till Strategies, I shared some perspectives on best practices and precautions for building phosphorus levels in strip-till. We also asked our readers to share their experiences and advice on how they manage phosphorus in strip-tilled fields. Based on the feedback we received, it seemed worth revisiting the topic here.
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