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Clearing Out the Equipment Shed with a Switch to Strip-Till

Illinois grower Craig Taylor uses strip-till, custom services and cover crops to achieve competitive yields using less labor and machinery, while also catching more rainfall and building soil organic matter.
When Craig Taylor decided to reduce machinery costs on his 725-acre corn and soybean farm in west central Illinois, he was convinced to move to no-till farming.
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Managing Inputs to Boost Soil Health in a Strip-Till System

Continuous experimentation with nutrient application methods, products and timing has contributed to Kansas strip-tiller Josh Koehn consistently achieving 300-bushel corn.
Montezuma, Kan., farmer Josh Koehn says attention to detail is really what’s made the difference on his 10,000 acre farm. Feeling the need to manage residue better and build healthier soils, he switched from full tillage to strip-till back in 2008 on most of his 30% irrigated and 70% dryland operation.
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5 Time and Money Saving Tips to Put to Use ahead of Planting

From regularly replacing disc openers to keeping hydraulic hoses elevated and secure, Illinois strip-tiller Dave Delhotal adheres to an annual checklist before putting a single seed in the ground.
We started no-tilling in the early 2000s and in 2010, started strip-tilling before we went full-bore into it in 2013 and eliminated all conventional tillage.
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Putting the Pieces of a Progressive Strip-Till System into Place

Three strip-tillers share their thoughts on how they utilize strip-tilling to maximize poorer soils and get more return on their fertilizer, cover crop and equipment investments.
Strip-tilling combines precision tillage technology and efficient nutrient management to achieve operation goals, whether those are yield-based or soil health-centric.
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Strip-Till with SoilWarrior Helps David Hula Set New Corn Yield World Record

David Hula is no stranger to breaking yield records. The Virginia farmer has topped the NCGA National Corn Yield Contest five times since 2003 in the strip, min, mulch, ridge-till irrigated category. The previous world record of 542 bushels per acre, set by Hula in 2017, has been shattered by his 2019 yield of 616.1953 on ground he strip-tills with the SoilWarrior.
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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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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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