Strip-Till Farming

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Creating a Blanket of Benefits with Cover Crop Creativity

For Clare, Ill., grower Trent Sanderson, leaving his comfort zone and working with trial and error is the best way to determine which cover crop mixes work best in his fields.
The greatest of growing seasons has little effect on Trent Sanderson’s approach to utilizing cover crops across his family’s 2,000-acre corn, soybean and wheat operation in Clare, Ill.
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From Seeds to Strips, Variety Goes the Distance

Sharon, Wis., strip-tiller Mike Cerny isn’t afraid to shake things up and adapt new practices to take productivity, yields to a higher level.
In a farming career spanning over four decades, not much fazes Mike Cerny at this point. From downturns to data and drones, the “combo-tiller” knows better than to get carried away with any given industry ‘breakthrough,’ although he is always willing to at least give one a try.
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Complete Speaker Lineup Released for 2018 National No-Tillage Conference

No-Till Farmer has announced the agenda and presentation lineup of the 26th annual National No-Tillage Conference, built around the theme of "Building Profitable No-Till Systems."
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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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