Starting Out In Strip-Till

New to strip-till? Gather more about the basic principals of strip-till systems, and how to overcome the initial challenges to successfully convert to the practice. You'll find stories of successful strip-tillers and their operations. Read how they overcame their challenges.

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Managing Inputs to Boost Soil Health in a Strip-Till System

Continuous experimentation with nutrient application methods, products and timing has contributed to Kansas strip-tiller Josh Koehn consistently achieving 300-bushel corn.
Montezuma, Kan., farmer Josh Koehn says attention to detail is really what’s made the difference on his 10,000 acre farm. Feeling the need to manage residue better and build healthier soils, he switched from full tillage to strip-till back in 2008 on most of his 30% irrigated and 70% dryland operation.
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5 Time and Money Saving Tips to Put to Use ahead of Planting

From regularly replacing disc openers to keeping hydraulic hoses elevated and secure, Illinois strip-tiller Dave Delhotal adheres to an annual checklist before putting a single seed in the ground.
We started no-tilling in the early 2000s and in 2010, started strip-tilling before we went full-bore into it in 2013 and eliminated all conventional tillage.
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Strip-Till Roundtable

Putting the Pieces of a Progressive Strip-Till System into Place

Three strip-tillers share their thoughts on how they utilize strip-tilling to maximize poorer soils and get more return on their fertilizer, cover crop and equipment investments.
Strip-tilling combines precision tillage technology and efficient nutrient management to achieve operation goals, whether those are yield-based or soil health-centric.
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What Caught Your Eye in 2019?

From exploring organic strip-till as an economic boon, to implementing soil health-building practices, the last year saw some innovative advancements by strip-tillers.
At the end of every calendar year, we gather a list of the top-performing digital content from www.StripTillFarmer.com. We boiled our year down to these 7 items, which have been the most popular among our audience.
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PRODUCTS

NSTC Speaker Presentations

Pairing Precision Technologies and Controlled Traffic with Strip-Till - Dave Delhotal - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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As a fifth-generation farmer, Dave Delhotal takes pride in producing high-quality crops while caring for the land in an environmentally sustainable way. Through the dual efforts of strip-tilling continuous corn and a controlled-traffic system, he’s been able to fight compaction and dramatically increase soil health on the family’s West Brooklyn, Ill., operation.

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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
Winning Strategies For No-Tilling Small Grains

Winning Strategies For No-Tilling Small Grains

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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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2014 Speaker Presentations

A Journey Of Improved Farming Practices, Results Using Strip-Till - David Legvold - NSTC 2014 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Dave Legvold’s 38-year journey from conventional tillage to strip-till has been a process of experimentation, building confidence in a system and using onfarm research to drive his decision-making. The Northfield, Minn., strip-tiller will share his strategies for improving soil health, nutrient efficiency, water retention and a systems approach to water management using tile to create a flourishing strip-till system. View

2014 Speaker Presentations

Detailed Approach To High-Yielding Strip-Tilled Corn & Soybeans - Keith Schlapkohl - NSTC 2014 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Keith Schlapkohl is taking aim at 300-bushel corn and 100-bushel soybeans, and strip-till is just one of the practices he’s using in his systems approach to high productivity. The Stockton, Iowa, farmer runs nearly 1,000 acres of strip-tilled corn-on-corn and also lays down 30-inch-row strips ahead of soybeans following corn. View

2014 Speaker Presentations

Strip-Till Successes, Watch-Outs Based On Soil Type, Climate & Drainage - Mahdi Al-Kaisi - NSTC 2014 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Strip-tillage is proving to be a significant alternative to conventional-tillage systems. Over the past 10 years, Iowa State University has documented the performance of strip-till compared to conventional tillage across various soil types, drainage classes and weather conditions at a half-dozen locations in Iowa. View

2014 Speaker Presentations

Why Strip-Till Is Close To A Perfect Tillage System In Row Crops - Tony Vyn - NSTC 2014 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Tony Vyn has participated in research for more than 30 years comparing strip-tilled corn to other tillage systems on different soil types following corn, soybeans and winter wheat. The Purdue University cropping systems and tillage specialist will share how the expanded plantingtime “window” of strip-till and the relative yield performance of strip-till systems have grown as equipment has improved and farmer utilization of precise automatic guidance has grown. View

2014 Speaker Presentations

Spring Strip-Till, Strip-Tilled Soybeans & More Strip-Till Proven Practices - Jeff Reints - NSTC 2014 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Fall or spring strip-till? Coulter setup or shanks? Jeff Reints has worked with nearly every corn-production system in the past 20 years, having switched from conventional tillage to no-till in the ‘90s and then transitioning to strip-till in the last decade. View

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