Equipment

Find nut-and-bolts information here about the machinery side of strip-tilling, including planters, drills and air seeders and various related strip-till attachments; self-propelled and pull-type sprayers, tractors, combines, spreaders and toolbars.

ARTICLES

[Podcast] Benchmarking Strip-Till Practices in 2020

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Agrisolutions, we compare and contrast equipment setups, berm-building preferences, nutrient management strategies and more that strip-tillers are putting to work on their operation.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Agrisolutions, we compare and contrast equipment setups, berm-building preferences, nutrient management strategies and more that strip-tillers are putting to work on their operation.
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Capitalizing on Cover Crops, Cattle and a Commitment to Soil Health Principles

A combination of strip-till, no-till and a long-term economic strategy for rejuvenating soil biology puts Rock Creek, Minn., farmer Jon Stevens on the path to profitability.

We were moldboard plow, disc ripping and basically full tillage on our 700-acre Maple Creek Farms operation in Rock Creek, Minn., until 2013. 


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DataConnect Goes Live

DataConnect enables the exchange of essential machinery data among different platforms, allowing users to view all of their mixed-brand fleet information within the single data platform of their choice.
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[Podcast] Making Every Drop of Moisture Count with Strip-Till: Visiting with John Friesenhahn, Seguin, Texas

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Agrisolutions, we share excerpts from my conversation with Seguin, Texas, farmer John Friesenhahn; during a visit to his farm, he shares some of the transformative benefits adopting strip-till and no-till on his operation.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Agrisolutions, we share excerpts from my conversation with Seguin, Texas, farmer John Friesenhahn; during a visit to his farm, he shares some of the transformative benefits adopting strip-till and no-till on his operation.
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Building an Advanced Eco-System with Strip-Till, Cover Crops

Managing an 11,000-acre operation, Kentucky grower Brandon Hunt has created a robust strip-till system with cover crops, but figuring out the details of seeding populations, timing and how wide to make rows of covers was challenging.
In the 2020 cover crop benchmark study conducted by Strip-Till Farmer sister publication, Cover Crop Strategies, the data found that 42% of growers have only used cover crops for 5 years. Brandon Hunt, Herndon, Ky., is one of those newer cover crop adopters.
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4 More Takeaways from the 7th Annual National Strip-Tillage Conference

The virtual event assembled a diverse group of strip-till experts sharing experience-based advice on cover crop integration, custom strip-till economics and high-yielding corn tips.
The 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference (NSTC), held this summer, may have looked a little different than previous years’ events. But the idea-sharing and diversity of topics discussed during general sessions, classroom presentations and live roundtables embodied the annual experience attendees have come to expect. Here are 4 highlights from this year’s event.
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[Podcast] “De-commoditizing” the Farm of the Future with Cropping Diversity & Soil Health Principles

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Agrisolutions, we share excerpts from our recent conversation with 7th generation farmer Trent Sanderson, who discusses some of his transitional goals and conservation principles applied on his diverse farm operation in Clare, Ill.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Agrisolutions, we share excerpts from our recent conversation with 7th generation farmer Trent Sanderson, who discusses some of his transitional goals and conservation principles applied on his diverse farm operation in Clare, Ill.
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Taking Flight with UAVs: Practical Applications & Uncertainties - John Nowatzki - NSTC 2016 - MP3 Download

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Interest and use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in agriculture continues to increase, but questions remain about whether the technology is a practical tool or simply a toy? Having researched and experimented with application of UAVs in conservation tillage systems, John Nowatzki, agricultural machine systems specialist at North Dakota State University, is an authority on the use of unmanned aerial imaging and sensing technology. Nowatzki will share his experience and advice on current use of UAVs in strip-till, along with a look at future applications and opportunities with the technology.

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Building Soil Health & Structure with a Bio Strip-Till System - Dustin Mulock - NSTC 2016 - MP3 Download

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For the last 10 years, Woodville, Ont., strip-tiller Dustin Mulock has been building and refining a combination no-till/strip-till system. Integrating different pieces of equipment, fertility methods and cover crops put him on a productive path to bio strip-till. This approach complements his twin-row, strip-till setup for corn and soybeans and has helped increase yields by 25%, while also naturally building nutrient levels in his mostly sandy loam soil. Mulock will detail the development and results of his bio strip-till system, to include fertilizer application equipment modifications and experimentation with more than a dozen different cover crop species.

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Focusing on Flexibility to Increase Strip-Till Productivity - Brian Watkins - NSTC 2016 - MP3 Download

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Developing a strip-till system isn’t an easy process. Just ask Brian Watkins, who took nearly 15 years to confidently transition from no-tilled corn to strip-till on his 7,000-acre operation near Kenton, Ohio. Throughout the transition, experimentation has been a mainstay of his strip-till system to include incorporation of crop sensing technology, equipment setup modifications and intensive fertilizer management practices. Watkins will share his experience and payback utilizing remote sensing tools to improve fertilizer application methods, along with the addition of an air seeder cart for dry fertilizer application in strip-till.

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Innovating Out of Necessity to Improve Strip-Till Efficiency - Adam Nechanicky - NSTC 2016 - MP3 Download

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Strip-tiller Adam Nechanicky takes pride in getting the most production from his family’s corn and soybean operation near Buckingham, Iowa. Strip-tilling corn for nearly 10 years, he has meticulously modified their farm equipment setups to match production and fertility goals, including improved emergence and plant health in traditionally lower-producing fields. Nechanicky will share his approach to adapting farm machinery to suit your strip-till operation, optimize efficiency and meet production goals.

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Successful Strip-Till in Challenging Climates & Soil Conditions.” - Lance Peterson - NSTC 2016 - MP3 Download

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Lance Petersen has only been strip-tilling for 5 years, but has already seen his system weather the best and worst climate and field conditions imaginable. Farming in Rush City, Minn., adaptability is critical to the success of strip-tilling in wet, sandy loam soils. Petersen’s philosophy of having a “backup plan” to supplement his strip-till system includes equipment innovations, an evolving nitrogen management program and cover crop experimentation. Petersen will discuss how he’s overcome climate and soil challenges with strip-till, along with future goals to improve yields and soil structure.

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NSTC Speaker Presentations

Building a Better Berm with the Right Strip-Till Equipment Setup - Kevin Kimberley - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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Building the perfect berm doesn’t happen overnight. Practice makes perfect when setting your fields up for success with good seed-to-soil contact and residue management. For more than 15 years, crop and equipment consultant Kevin Kimberley has worked with strip-tillers to set up their rigs by picking the right row unit setup and troubleshooting problems that arise from an imperfect strip.

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Tips for Strip-Tilling in Unforgiving Conditions - Gary Wolf - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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Farming shallow, red clay soils prone to compaction and runoff, southwest Missouri farmer Gary Wolf is especially conscious of preserving nutrients and water in his soil to grow a quality crop. In 2007, Wolf purchased his first strip-till rig to help retain moisture and limit runoff in corn.

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A Refreshing Approach to Controlling Erosion with Strip-Till - Todd Mooberry - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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Lowpoint, Ill., farmer Todd Mooberry understands that every field is different and one size doesn’t fit all with strip-till. Mooberry began strip-tilling corn in 2001 on his 1,800-acre operation and seeking ways to better adapt the practice to the variable soil types and slopes on his farm. He designed several products to improve strip-till efficiency, including a strip-freshener attachment to run through soybean stubble in spring as an alternative to no-till. Mooberry will offer some tips and equipment strategies to help minimize erosion concerns on rolling ground, better time fertilizer application and utilize cover crops in strip-till.

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Proper Planter Setups to Maximize Strip-Till Yields - Kevin Kimberley - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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When it comes to capitalizing on a well-made strip, the right planter setup can turn a good corn crop into a great one. Knowing the right tools and attachments to include on your planter row unit can improve emergence and increase yield.

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An Evolution of Equipment- One Strip-Tiller’s Journey - Loran Steinlage - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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Veteran strip-tiller Loran Steinlage built his first strip-till rig in 2006 and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty farming several hundred acres of corn-on-corn near West Union, Iowa. He’s always looking to adjust and improve equipment to add an extra bushel, manage residue and improve soil health. View

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