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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What to Consider When Your Planter Gets Ahead of Your Sprayer

Kansas State shares considerations for delayed pre-emergence herbicide applications in corn.

Residual herbicides that prevent weed emergence are the foundation of any weed management program. Fortunately, many of the residual products that might be applied preemergence to corn can also be applied to small corn.

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How to Identify Injury Symptoms From Freeze Damage to Wheat

While nothing can be done immediately, growers can prioritize fields where they sample for freeze damage symptoms depending on conditions that were more likely to result in freeze damage. Experts from Kansas State University identify individual conditions that might help growers prioritize fields to be sampled, as well as injury symptoms to look for, in this article.

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6 Most Accurate Weed-Identifying Apps

A Michigan State University study found the 6 top apps correctly identified anywhere from 11-67% of weeds.

A Michigan State University study found the 6 top apps correctly identified anywhere from 11-67% of weeds. One app came out on top by successfully identifying 67% of 130 plants photographed, including 43% of grassy weeds.

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NSTC Speaker Presentations

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


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


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.



Live Event

2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference

7/28/22 7:00 am to 7/29/22 11:59 pm CST
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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