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Evening Out Emergence with a Strip-Till System

With 3,200 acres of hilly farmland susceptible to erosion, Kody Karloff’s transition to strip-till has helped create a flexible planting window and more consistent early-season crop health.
When Kody Karloff transitioned from no-till to strip-till 2 years ago, he hoped the move would minimize early-season inconsistencies with corn and soybean emergence. Farming 3,200 acres of rolling hills and sloping ground in Yutan, Neb., one of the challenges Karloff encountered during 15 years of no-till was finding an ideal intersection between his planting window and field conditions.
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Using Strip-Till to Cut Field Costs, Dial Back Nitrogen Rates

Minnesota farmers Nancy and Jerry Ackermann credit strip-till, split nitrogen applications and cover crops for helping them reach 200-bushel corn yields on 140 pounds of nitrogen.
Nancy and Jerry Ackermann have been strip-tilling corn and no-tilling soybeans and alfalfa on their 1,200-acre farm in southwest Minnesota for 15 years. Coming from conventional tillage practices, the transition began on a small 50-acre test plot.
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Step-by-Step Approach Yields Early Success with No-Till Transition

Bruce Nelson is seeing improved drainage, stable yields and more organic matter after parking his tillage equipment and focusing on soil health and structure.
For Bruce Nelson, transitioning his farm to no-till wasn’t just about making adjustments to equipment, inputs or herbicides. It required a change in mindset that clashed with what he learned from his father and what he saw at surrounding farms.
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