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.

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[Podcast] Building Soil Health and Profitability with Strip-Till

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Sound Agriculture, we caught up with Rock Creek Minn. farmer Jon Stevens talks about how integrating strip-till is helping him build organic matter and boost production on clay soils with relatively low county yield averages. He also talks about diversifying his operation with cattle, building his own strip-till rig, controlling weeds with cover crops and more.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Sound Agriculture, we caught up with Rock Creek Minn. farmer Jon Stevens talks about how integrating strip-till is helping him build organic matter and boost production on clay soils with relatively low county yield averages. He also talks about diversifying his operation with cattle, building his own strip-till rig, controlling weeds with cover crops and more.
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Building a Tailored Strip-Till System Through Targeted Trials

Always seeking his strip-till sweet spot, Wisconsin grower Ryan Nell is achieving success through experimentation with equipment, timing of operations and nutrient management.

Ryan Nell and his father, Ron, are innovators when it comes to the 2,200-acre family farm in Beaver Dam, Wis. However, they don’t adopt new practices without first researching them and conducting their own on-farm trials to optimize methods for their operation. 


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Slashing Fuel Costs and Field Passes with Strip-Till

Southern California grower Tom Barcellos experienced a “blessing in disguise” when a tractor breakdown at planting time pushed him to switch from conventional tillage to no-till and later to strip-till.
Until 2000, Tom Barcellos was a conventional farmer like all of his neighbors in Tulare County in south-central California. 


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8th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark Study

Targeted Tillage and Nutrient Placement Bring Younger Farmers to Strip-Till

With favorable weather across much of the U.S. in fall of 2019 and spring of 2020, strip-tillers returned to more fall berm-building routines and focused on targeted nutrient management.
Results of the 8th annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark study suggest a “return to normal” for many strip-tillers whose fall berm-building plans had been disrupted by wet, soggy weather in 2019.  


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Seeding Strip-Till Sustainability Through Efficiency, Precision

Combining targeted nutrient management with precision technology and the power of living roots, strip-tiller Ben Pederson is implementing regenerative practices from the ground up.
Fostering an ethic of land stewardship while operating a profitable, efficient farming operation is a compelling mission, and one Ben Pederson has been following for the past decade. 


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[Podcast] NSTC Preview: Jesse Stoller on Custom Strip-Till

In today's <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, we caught up with custom strip-tiller and Kentland, Indiana, farmer Jesse Stoller to get a few highlights from his 2021 National Strip-tillage Conference presentation, as well as some additional insights into effective strip-till practices that he’s learned while honing his craft.
In today's Strip-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with custom strip-tiller and Kentland, Indiana, farmer Jesse Stoller to get a few highlights from his 2021 National Strip-tillage Conference presentation, as well as some additional insights into effective strip-till practices that he’s learned while honing his craft.
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Sponsored Content: Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

Seed Firmers and How to Properly Maintain Them

Good seed to soil contact is important. If a seed gets hung up on the furrow it will have a hard time imbibing water and germinating. That's where seed firmers come in. Here's what you need to know about using and maintaining them. The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.
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CNH Industrial to Acquire Raven Industries

The acquisition builds upon a long partnership between the two companies and will further enhance CNH Industrial’s position in the global agriculture equipment market by adding strong innovation capabilities in autonomous and precision agriculture technology.
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[Podcast] Understanding the Carbon Cycle with Don Reicosky

In today&rsquo;s <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast supported by The Andersons, we talk with retired USDA soil scientist Don Reicosky, a leading expert on carbon cycle management in agriculture. An internationally recognized author and speaker, Reicosky was among the first to research the relationship between CO2 and tillage.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast supported by The Andersons, we talk with retired USDA soil scientist Don Reicosky, a leading expert on carbon cycle management in agriculture. An internationally recognized author and speaker, Reicosky was among the first to research the relationship between CO2 and tillage.
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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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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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