Strip-Till Farming 101

New to strip-till? Gather more about the basic principles of strip-till systems and how to overcome the initial challenges to successfully convert to the practice. You'll find stories of successful strip-tillers and their operations. Read how they overcame their challenges.

Feeling overwhelmed? Start with these information-packed articles hand-picked by our editors:

Seeding & Planting

Information and tips about seeding and planting cash crops and cover crops using the strip-till method, as well as equipment innovations and trends.

Cover Crops

Uncover the latest information on different species of cover crops and their benefits; tips on the equipment used to seed them; and how strip-tillers are using covers on their farm operation to improve their strip-till systems.


Find nut-and-bolts information here about the machinery side of strip-tilling, including planters, drills and air seeders and various related strip-till attachments; self-propelled and pull-type sprayers, tractors, combines, spreaders and toolbars.

Crop Protection

Learn which products and management tactics can help strip-tillers protect their farm ground from yield-robbing threats posed by weeds, diseases and insect pests.

Nutrient Management

Dig into more about managing nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and micronutrients in a way that maximizes crop yields while minimizing impacts to the environment and reducing waste.

Precision Agriculture

Connect to tips and information about precision technologies that can help strip-tillers do a more accurate job with planting, spraying, fertilizing, scouting, soil testing, mapping, irrigating and various other farm tasks.

Soil Health

View the secret underground world of soil livestock —including beneficial bacteria, mycorrhizal fungi and earthworms — that are essential to building healthy soils and reducing your cost of production.

Water Management

Strategies for preserving or managing moisture in strip-till systems, including tiles, cover crops, irrigation and other approaches.

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