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Retaining High Strip-Till Yield by Protecting Variable Soils

Achieving 80-plus bushel soybeans and 260-plus bushel corn isn’t an accident for Illinois strip-tiller John Potter who leverages cover crops, timely fertilizer applications and a strategic equipment mix to succeed solo on 1,250 acres.
John Potter was looking for a way to reduce labor on his west central Illinois farm when he decided to become a strip-tiller nearly 20 years ago.
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[Podcast] Slashing Input Costs & Overcoming Challenges with Strip-Till

For this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by the Pluribus Lite from Dawn Equipment, we head out to Tipton, Calif., to catch up with west coast strip-till pioneer Tom Barcellos.
For this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by the Pluribus Lite from Dawn Equipment, we head out to Tipton, Calif., to catch up with west coast strip-till pioneer Tom Barcellos.  



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Save Money on Fuel with Conservation Tillage

Assuming an average off-road diesel fuel price of $4.75 per gallon, by transitioning from continuous conventional tillage to continuous no-till, a farmer can save just over $17 per acre each year in fuel costs.
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Strip-Till Highlights: Nov. 29, 2022

Strip-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's realm from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web. Strip-Till Farmer's Best of the Web is brought to you by CEAT Specialty Tires.
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Crunching the Numbers on Custom Strip-Till

Kentland, Ind., farmer Jesse Stoller breaks down the costs of equipment ownership vs. the benefits of custom strip-tilling.
For farmers curious about the benefits of reducing their tillage practices, custom strip-till can be an efficient and affordable entry point. For farmers already building strips every year, it can be a lucrative business opportunity. 
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How One Iowa Farmer Reduced His Fertilizer Usage by 30%

Fredericks, who farms just 15 miles south of the Minnesota state line in a very cold climate, points out that what worked for him might not be the best for every single farmer.
Wayne Fredericks has been no-tilling soybeans since 1991 and strip-tilling corn since 2001. But ever since he tried using cover crops in 2012, he has been able to reduce his use of fertilizer by 30%.
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Strip-Till Highlights: Nov. 22, 2022

Strip-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's realm from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web. Strip-Till Farmer's Best of the Web is brought to you by CEAT Specialty Tires.
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Improving Soil & Water Quality with Strip-Till & Cover Crops

Davenport, Iowa’s, Robb Ewoldt implements innovative conservation practices to boost his bottom line while improving the environment.
Robb Ewoldt relies on what he calls “the trifecta” to boost yields while improving soil and water quality at the same time. The trifecta includes nutrients (timing and placement), equipment (technology to cut down on fertilizers) and cover crop/edge of field conservation practices.
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How Calcium Affects Crop Growth

Calcium deficiency is rare in most states, and levels can be easily maintained.
The most common and least chemically mobile of the secondary nutrients, calcium is essential for cell wall construction in plants and allows plant cells in young crops to divide normally.
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