National Strip-Tillage Conference Updates

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Strip-Till 101

Strategies for Successful Strip-Till Weed Control

At the National Strip-Tillage Conference, Helm sales agronomist Brock Waggoner will discuss several strategies for making the most of a dismal supply of weed control products, including finding the right tank mix partners to lighten the load, altering burndown and residual programs to optimize glyphosate applications, making strategic purchases, and more.


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Back 2 Basics: Soil Testing and Nutrition

At the National Strip-Tillage Conference, AgroLiquid Regional Sales Agronomist John Leif will take an in-depth look at the nutrients that may make a difference in a crop, your soil’s capacity to hold those nutrients, and the percent base saturation, pH and other factors that affect soil health. He will also review the best strip-till applications to set you up for success.
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Strip-Till 101

Lessons Learned from Crazy Early Strip-Till Soybeans

At the National Strip-Tillage Conference, Ryan Nell, a strip-tiller from Juneau, Wis., will share his experiments with pushing boundaries of customary farming practices and how his approach has impacted his fields. He'll discuss his soybean population studies, row width tests and why he uses a rye cover crop before soybeans.


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Intercropping and Companion Cropping in a Strip-Till System

Ty Fickenscher, owner of Upward Ag Systems, will speak at the upcoming National Strip-Tillage Conference about how intercropping and companion cropping can not only improve soil health by boosting biological diversity, but they can also boost the bottom line by providing additional cash crops and/or grazing opportunities.


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Strip-Till Toolbar Setup: What, Why and How

Veteran strip-tiller Steve Tesarik takes pride in making modifications to strip-till rigs with a purpose and understanding not just the how and what of strip-till toolbar setup, but also the why. He and his son, Alex, will speak at the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference, sharing successes, challenges and even failures they’ve encountered with different systems.
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Improving Outcomes through On-Farm Precision Experimentation

University of Illinois professor David Bullock says the key to managing agricultural inputs well is to understand how weather, field characteristics and managed variables impact yield. At the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Bullock will discuss how he is implementing an inexpensive Data Intensive Farm Management program to utilize precision technology for large-scale, on-farm “checkerboard” trials.
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