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5 Efficiency Enhancing Tips for Strip-Till Nutrient Management

Nebraska strip-tiller, Brian Herbek, shares how he’s been able to extract 30% more bushels-per-acre out of each pound of applied nitrogen.
When it comes to nutrient management, Deweese, Neb., farmer Brian Herbek lives by the 4R philosophy. As a fifth-generation farmer on a dryland and irrigated 1,900-acre corn and soybean operation, he’s focused on slowly evolving his practices over the years to become more efficient.
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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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Kerry Knuth

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.
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Farmer's Earthworm Handbook Shares 19 Tips for Building Up Soils with Earthworms

Your subterranean friends can improve soil fertility, health and tilth so roots grow deeper, and plants are productive — no matter what your tillage system.

Learn How Earthworms Can Save You Money, Time, And Your Fields For Just $15.95! If crop residues are removed too quickly in the fall or spring, worms may not have the opportunity to eat and breed. Learn to leverage earthworms for better crop production & improved profitability. Everything you always wanted to know about improving soil fertility and managing earthworms can be found in the 112 pages of our best-seller, The Farmer's Earthworm Handbook. 


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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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Resourceful Management Reaps Strip-Till Benefits

Relying on equipment sharing and an agronomic eye, in 4 years of strip-tilling Justin Krell has cut fertilizer use by 30% and achieved 230-bushel corn.
Justin Krell says he started strip-tilling in 2017 mainly to make better use of his time and money — both important factors considering he’s trying to expand his farm while also working full-time as an agronomist for a seed corn company.
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Prospering from a Green and Growing Approach on Every Acre

Precise placement, intensive soil-sampling and cover crop experiments help cut New York strip-tiller Donn Branton’s fertilizer rates in half and significantly boost corn yields over 40-year career.
Precise placement, intensive soil-sampling and cover crop experiments help cut New York strip-tiller Donn Branton’s fertilizer rates in half and significantly boost corn yields over 40-year career.
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