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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Strip-Tillers Should Focus on Emerged Weeds After Short Harvest

The dry pattern this fall may have reduced winter annual weed emergence, and we don’t appear to be headed into an overly wet pattern. It’s possible that weed populations are low and may not merit a fall application, although there are always more weeds out there than we think.
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Boosting a Strip-Till System with Intercropping, Companion & Relay Cropping

Nebraska strip-tiller shares keys to success for multiple cropping systems.
Ty Fickenscher, owner of Upward Ag Systems in Axtell, Neb., is passionate about helping farmers reap the benefits of strip-till. He stepped up to the podium at the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference to share how companion cropping, intercropping and relay cropping can take an operation to the next level.
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[Video] Bayer Crop Science Launches Smart Corn Systems with New Short Corn Systems

Short Statured Corn Systems from Bayer Crop Sciences boasts a number of benefits compared to the taller varieties. Firstly is protection of yield with improved standability as the short corn is less affected by high winds thanks to its naturally lower center of gravity keeping it rooted in the ground. The short corn also has improved access as its lower form makes it easier for application equipment to maneuver while spraying.
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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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Successful Strategies for Strip-Tilling Corn-On-Corn, Weed Control & Residue Management - Cade Bushnell - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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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

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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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