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2019 National Cover Crop Summit Speaker

Succeeding with Aerially Seeded Cover Crops — Even in Spring!

Cover crop applicator and co-owner of Dairyland Aviation to discuss the necessary steps to ensure a successful cover crop stand with aerially seeded cover crops at the 2019 National Cover Crop Summit.
Cover crop applicator and co-owner of Dairyland Aviation to discuss the necessary steps to ensure a successful cover crop stand with aerially seeded cover crops at the 2019 National Cover Crop Summit.
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2019 National Cover Crop Summit Speaker

Examining Cover Crop Benefits in Continuous Wheat and Cotton Rotations in a Semi-Arid Environment

Texas A&M environmental soil scientist Paul DeLaune to discuss the benefits of cover crops in continuous wheat and cotton rotations in a semi-arid environments at the 2019 National Cover Crop Summit.
Texas A&M environmental soil scientist Paul DeLaune to discuss the benefits of cover crops in continuous wheat and cotton rotations in a semi-arid environment at the 2019 National Cover Crop Summit.
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25 Tips to Improve Spring Strip-Till

Experienced strip-tillers, educators and manufacturers share practical and progressive advice on building a better berm, nutrient application considerations and proper row unit setup.
Spring strip-till can be both a choice and a necessity. While the benefits of fall-applied fertilizer and giving berms several months to settle ahead of planting are preferred by many strip-tillers, a properly-executed spring system can create an ideal seedbed.
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Small Steps into Strip-Till Lead to Big Soil Health, Nutrient Management Gains

Parking the plow wasn’t easy for Frank Family Farms, but a transition to strip-till proved profitable, with a dramatic reduction in fuel costs and fertilizing flexibility.
Some strip-tillers look for an ‘a-ha’ moment during their initial transition to the practice as they search for visual results that they’ve made a wise decision.
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Getting Out of the Rut with Cover Crop Interseeding, Weed Suppression

Strip-tiller and no-tiller Tom Cotter is boosting the value of his soils in the heart of the Corn Belt by putting the iron away and keeping his fields covered and active year round.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with farming, but that’s a major reason Tom Cotter did the opposite of that and turned to no-tilling, strip-tilling and interseeding cover crops to rejuvenate his farm.
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Cover Crop Conversation: Strip-Tillers Share Methods & Modifications

Seeding strategies and selecting varieties were among the topics of conversation during an exclusive roundtable dinner ahead of the 5th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Strip-tillers tend to be naturally inquisitive. So having the opportunity to assemble a diverse group for a candid dinner conversation provided plenty of productive back-and-forth on a range of topics.
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6 Strip-Till Adjustments for Ideal Berm-Building

Close scrutiny of soil structure and constant equipment evaluations has led Mead, Neb., farmer Kerry Knuth to be more effective, economical and efficient with strip-till.
Mead, Neb., farmer Kerry Knuth, made the transition from dragging a disc ripper and mulch finisher across his 2,200-acre corn and soybeans operation to strip-tillage back in 2005. Though a “set it and forget it,” philosophy works on some farms, Knuth quickly determined that building an ideal berm required adaptation and experimentation to accommodate ever-changing field conditions. 
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