National Strip-Tillage Conference Updates

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Smarter Cropping Solutions for Your Strip-Till System

Sensing and real-time data collection are emerging tools being put to work on progressive farm operations and John Nowatzki, ag engineering professor at North Dakota State University will share results from ongoing research on creating a “smart farm” at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Sensing and real-time data collection are emerging tools being put to work on progressive farm operations and John Nowatzki, ag engineering professor at North Dakota State University will share results from ongoing research on creating a “smart farm” at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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What Strip-Tillers Need to Know to Maximize Nitrogen Advisory Tools

Making the most of your nitrogen investment is critical along with knowing how transformation, loss processes and the crop demand curve impact yield. Brad Carlson, extension educator with the University of Minnesota, will deliver recent research to assist farmers with understanding for selecting the right N tools to suit their nutrient management needs at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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Supporting the Systematic Approach to Strip-Till

Marrying the machinery with the practice of strip-till requires a understanding of the underlying principles, such as soil health benefits, precision farming integration and setting realistic goals — all areas Youngblut Ag owner, Pete Youngblut will offer experience-based advice on at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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Achieving Repeatable Results with Continuous Strip-Tilled Corn

Overcoming inconsistent soil conditions and weather patterns, Illinois strip-tiller Cade Bushnell will share how a methodical approach to residue management, calculated nitrogen applications and cover crops contribute to consistently profitable strip-tilled corn-on-corn production at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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Building Cover Crop Biomass with Roots, not Shoots

Leveraging a diverse, and dynamic cover cropping program, Quebec strip-tiller Mike Verdonck will discuss his has motivation to build soil health to overcome a short growing season and stubborn soils at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
For Canadian strip-tiller Mike Verdonck, weed pressure, erosion and a reliance on heavy herbicide and fertilizer applications are all symptoms of “sick” soil. The antidote? Reducing tillage, moving to a year-round, multi-species cover cropping system and putting a focus on rebuilding and maintaining soil health.
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Optimizing Nutrient Rates and Placement in Strip-Till Systems

With authoritative research on fertilizer placement strategies in strip-till, Purdue University professor of agronomy Tony Vyn will share recent results, advice and perspective on how to make the most of a comprehensive nutrient management program at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Strip-tillage has been a viable option in North American corn and soybean production for over 30 years, and its use accelerated when RTK guidance became more commonplace. But what are the keys to capturing the most value from targeted nutrient placement — understanding the proper depth, delivery and distance of placement from the row.
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