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Building a Better Biological Habitat by Extending the Life of Applied Nutrients

With a self-described “living laboratory,” Streator, Ill., strip-tiller Larry Tombaugh is constantly experimenting with biological combinations to help stimulate soil health and add bushels each year.
I actually tried no-till when I came home from the University of Illinois in 1973, and it gave my neighbors a good laugh because we were way ahead of the curve.
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Strip-Tilling Cover Crops into Poorer Soils Results in Increased Yields

For more than 2 decades, Alabama strip-tiller Mitch Lazenby has utilized heavy cover cropping to keep soils cool, retain moisture and boost yields 10-20% on his 2,000-acre operation.
Saying that summers in Alabama are hot is an understatement. A better description is ‘sweltering’, ‘scorching’ and ‘blistering.’ So, finding a way to keep soils cool and retain moisture is critical to the success of any crop grown in the Heart of Dixie.
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Working Smarter, Not Harder Helps Strip-Tiller Strive for 25% Reduction in P&K Application

Young Illinois farmer began strip-tilling his fields the fall before he got the deed to the land and by spring, even some of his closest doubters were convinced he was on the right track.
Clayton Coulter is a young man of purpose and it doesn’t take a long visit with him to realize the self-directed momentum that led him to launch his own farm at 24 years old as a strip-tiller for corn production — on land that had been 100% conventionally farmed for years.
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5 Takeaways from the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference

2019 has tested the resolve of many farmers. So it was refreshing to experience an overall optimistic environment at the 6th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Peoria, Ill. Many of the 338 farmers, researchers and industry professionals assembled with a shared objective of making lemonade out of lemons in 2019, but they also sought opportunities to rebound in 2020.
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Lifelong Learning Leads to Successful Mentorship of Strip-Till Strategies

For Northfield, Minn., strip-tiller David Legvold, being a strip-till teacher and advocate for the practice is built on the willingness to make mistakes and learn from them.
After moving to the farm in 1976, I had this grand vision of being an organic farmer. Organic production was presented as the only way to go, because it was so good for the environment.
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