Crop Protection

Learn which products and management tactics can help strip-tillers protect their farm ground from yield-robbing threats posed by weeds, diseases and insect pests.

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The Risk of Sidewall Compaction

When soil is in the 'plastic' state, the risk of sidewall compaction is high, which can affect early crop development and reduce crop yield potential.
According to USDA, 23% of Pennsylvania corn had been planted on May 6th, 2024, and few soybean acres have gone in so there is still a lot of planting that needs to be done.
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Tips For Early-Season Slug Management

Wet conditions are making potential problems for young crop plants; scout your fields to understand your slug populations
A common approach is to use a 30% urea-based nitrogen solution (or something similar), mix it with an equal amount of water, and apply 20 gallons per acre.
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PRODUCTS

MoreBushels_Corn Report

More Bushels in the Bin: Surefire Strategies for High-Yielding No-Till Corn

$15.95

Get proven, practical strategies to help your corn reach its highest potential. Feature advice from contest-winning corn growers, you’ll learn how to plant, fertilize and protect your corn better to take your yields – and income – to the next level.

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Getting a Jump on Tough No-Till Weeds

Getting a Jump on Tough No-Till Weeds

$12.95

Take a systems approach to weed management with this 24-page report. Discover how-to tips and information on killing five of the most infamous weeds you face today, as well as proper tank-mixing strategies and rules to follow using new herbicide formulations like dicamba.

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NSTC Speaker Presentations

Building a Strip-Till System from the Ground Up - Bill Darrington - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

$19.95

Conservation tillage is the only option for Bill Darrington to farm the rolling hills of western Iowa, to maintain soil structure and maximize nutrient uptake in the soil. Since 1987, he’s evolved from no-till and strip-till to a hybrid of the two farming practices. This includes deep-banded, multi-level placement of fertilizer during a spring strip-till pass and multiple foliar applications, along with timed insecticide and herbicide applications to provide crops with a robust nutrient package.

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Successful Strategies for Strip-Tilling Corn-On-Corn, Weed Control & Residue Management - Cade Bushnell - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

$19.95

Strip-tilling in northcentral Illinois, Cade Bushnell doesn’t have the luxury of naturally high organic matter in his primarily sandy clay soils, or a consistent weather pattern he can count on each year to produce a bumper corn crop. He prefers to always have a Plan A and Plan B to manage his 1,300-acre corn and soybean operation. Planning and flexibility are paying off with consistent yields in continuously strip-tilled corn-on-corn fields.

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How to Manage the Breakdown of Corn Residue - Doug Miller - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

$19.95

Undecayed corn stalks and other plant residue can lead to disease and insect infestations, soils slow to warm in the spring, volunteer corn and challenges for planting equipment and seedling emergence. And while residue provides protection to soils, it’s a source of valuable nutrients to the following crop when released properly.

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Developing A Plan To Combat No-Till Disease Issues

Developing A Plan To Combat No-Till Disease Issues

$15.95
This special 32-page report offers no-tillers different ideas, tips and approaches for management of disease. View
Getting A Handle On Nasty No-Till Weed Issues

Getting A Handle On Nasty No-Till Weed Issues

$15.95
A plethora of glyphosate-resistant weeds threaten the efficacy of no-till productivity, but new seed technologies and innovative techniques are helping no-tillers in the battle to take back control of yields and profitability from these pests. In this 36-page report, you’ll find several diverse weed-control ideas and strategies to preserve the way of no-till farming. View
'Covering Up' For Better No-Till Soil Biology, Profits

'Covering Up' For Better No-Till Soil Biology, Profits

$12.95
Report covers the pluses and minuses of today’s most popular cover crops and techniques of veteran cover-crop managers. View
Winning Strategies For No-Tilling Small Grains

Winning Strategies For No-Tilling Small Grains

$15.95

With corn and soybean prices coming back to Earth from historical hights — and herbicide resistance still a major concern — many no-tillers will be forced to take a harder look at their rotations.

In this 40-page profit-boosting report, you'll discover the many benefits, numerous  tips and best practices for no-tilling small grains. Here's a peak at some of the topics covered inside...

  • Fight Weeds In Small Grains With Scouting, Rotation, Timely Spraying
  • Use A Multi-Tiered Approach To Defeat Diseases And Pests
  • Black Oats Offer New Option For No-Till Biomass And Forage
  • Manage No-Till Small Grains Residue From The Combine
  • And Much More!
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Strip-Till Farmer

Strip-Till Farmer delivers a mix of features on strip-till farmers, strip-till management topics and trending practices in strip-till. This FREE quarterly print newsletter is available to qualified subscribers in the U.S. and Canada. 
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