Seeding & Planting

Information and tips about seeding and planting cash crops and cover crops using the strip-till method, as well as equipment innovations and trends.

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Amazon Announces Investment in Nature-Based Carbon Removal Solutions in Brazil with The Nature Conservancy

Amazon Announces Investment in Nature-Based Carbon Removal Solutions in Brazil with The Nature Conservancy

Amazon on Sept. 2 announced the launch of the Agroforestry and Restoration Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental organization. The Accelerator will create a more sustainable source of income for thousands of local farmers in the Brazilian Amazonian state of Pará, while also restoring native rainforests and fighting climate change by naturally trapping and storing carbon.


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Sponsored Content: Building Healthier Soil and Profits with Strip-Till

How Strip-Till is Driving Higher Yields

2020 was anything but typical. But for farmers who got an early start on planting, managed to navigate extreme weather and put down the right fertility, it turned out pretty great, especially for those who were able to capitalize on improved crop prices and earn top placements in the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Yield Contest. The Building Healthier Soil and Profits with Strip-Till series is brought to you by Environmental Tillage Systems.
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Sponsored Content: Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

How to Make Sure Your Planter Bar is Level

It's important to make sure you set your planter bar height so your parallel arms run level with the ground. When your parallel arms run uphill to the bar you limit the amount of travel that you have for the row-unit. As you start to go over any sort of terrain your row-unit may bottom out on that stop and you'll be planting shallow. The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.
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USDA Reports 59% of Corn Dented

USDA's crop progress report for the week ended August 29 reported 59% of corn dented, in line with the 60% reported dented in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn dented in this week was 55%.
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USDA Reports 41% of Corn Dented

USDA's crop progress report for the week ended August 22 reported 41% of corn dented, in line with the 41% reported dented in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn dented in this week was 38%.
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USDA Reports 22% of Corn Dented

USDA's crop progress report for the week ended August 15 reported 22% of corn dented, above the 21% reported dented in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn dented in this week was 22%.
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USDA Reports 8% of Corn Dented

USDA's crop progress report for the week ended August 8 reported 8% of corn dented, below the 10% reported dented in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn dented in this week was 11%.
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Positioning Fertilizer to Hit the Sweet Spot of Strip-Tilled Corn Roots - Dorviar Ruiz Diaz - NSTC 2016 - MP3 Download

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Location is everything when it comes to maximizing the benefits of banded fertilizer application in strip-till. How deep is too deep and how far away from the seed is too far? A recent study by Kansas State University researchers examined the impact that distance of fertilizer application from the seed can have on early emergence of corn in strip-till systems. Soil fertility specialist Dorivar Ruiz Diaz will analyze the research results and share some best practices for strip-tillers to consider when banding fertilizer.

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Taking a Continuous Approach to Strip-Tilled Corn-on-Corn - Mike Shuter - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Audio Download

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For some farmers, their early transition to strip-till conjures up fond memories of higher yields or improved fertilizer placement, while for others, building those first berms serves more as reminder of how far they’ve come in their operation. Looking back on a decade of striptilling, Mike Shuter recalls both the pains and the gains encountered on 2,500 acres of strip-tilled corn at Shuter Sunset Farms in Frankton, Ind.

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Management Strategies for Strip-Tilling Seed Corn & Soybeans - Jason Wykoff and Adam Souder - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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With the majority of his farm under center-pivot irrigation, Jason Wykoff relies on more than annual precipitation to successfully strip-till seed corn and soybeans on a 4,500-acre operation in New Carlisle, Ind. Limiting passes through the field and building soil structure are strip-till priorities for the Wykoffs, who have realized 20-30% savings in fuel, with an eye on slashing fuel costs by at least half.

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A Rooted Approach to Strip-Till Corn Productivity - Mike Petersen - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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 Roots are the somewhat forgotten side of the corn plant, but it’s where more than 95% of nutrients are absorbed, stored or transported. 

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2014 Speaker Presentations

What I've Learned From Various Toolbar Setups Through The Years - Charlie Hammer - NSTC 2014 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Charlie Hammer is on the eternal hunt for the perfect strip-till rig. The veteran strip-tiller from Beaver Dam, Wis., has cycled through several combinations of implements in recent years in the quest to find an ideal fit for the 2,100 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat he and his wife Nancy Kavazanjian grow. View

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Why Strip-Till Is Close To A Perfect Tillage System In Row Crops - Tony Vyn - NSTC 2014 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Tony Vyn has participated in research for more than 30 years comparing strip-tilled corn to other tillage systems on different soil types following corn, soybeans and winter wheat. The Purdue University cropping systems and tillage specialist will share how the expanded plantingtime “window” of strip-till and the relative yield performance of strip-till systems have grown as equipment has improved and farmer utilization of precise automatic guidance has grown. View

EVENTS

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2022 National No-Tillage Conference

1/4/22
Galt House Hotel
140 N Fourth St
Louisville, KY
United States
For more than a quarter of a century, the National No-Tillage Conference has been providing the practical tips and information you need to run a more successful no-till operation. In our 30th anniversary year, we’re ready to do it again as our event returns to beautiful downtown Louisville, Ky., at the legendary Galt House Hotel. Read More

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2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference

7/28/22
Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
300 E 9th St.
Coralville, IA
United States

Discover 2-days of cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies in Coralville, Iowa., July 28-29. Join the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy.

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