National Strip-Tillage Conference Updates

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5 Takeaways from the 7th Annual National Strip-Tillage Conference

The virtual event assembled a diverse group of strip-till experts sharing experience-based advice on cover crop integration, custom strip-till economics and high-yielding corn tips.
The 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference (NSTC), held August 6-8, may have looked a little different than previous years’ events. But the idea-sharing and diversity of topics discussed during general sessions, classroom presentations and live roundtables embodied the annual experience attendees have come to expect.
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Managing to Measure: Supporting Strip-Till Success with Analytical Evidence

Dr. Jerry Hatfield, former USDA plant physiologist and Wayne Fredericks, Osage, Iowa, strip-tiller to share on-farm results and advice on how incremental improvements in farm management will bolster soil health at the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Farmers collect data and make operational changes throughout the course of their farming career. But how much of a correlation is there between the analysis and actual application of in-field information to improve on-farm decision-making?
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From Field to Yield: Accepting the Challenge of Change to Strip-Till

Like many long-time no-tillers, David Hula was hesitant to try strip-till. But at the 2021 National No-Tillage Conference, the high-yield winner shares his secrets to why he changed his mind and how it helped him achieve a record-breaking harvest.
Shattering yield barriers is part of David Hula’s DNA. The Charles City, Va., farmer is known for his record-breaking corn yields, but the results are not based on repetition.
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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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