Articles by Jack Zemlicka

Precision Problem-Solving, Progress & Aggravations

Platform compatibility, finding optimal supplier partners and technology pain points are analyzed by select group of farmers.
Precision farming tools are a part of many strip-tillers’ systems, and while technology often improves efficiency and productivity, it can also pose adoption challenges.
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3 Technology Trends From Agritechnica 2017

From the provocative to the practical, the world’s largest agricultural machinery trade show offered a peak at upcoming innovations.
Touting a theme of ‘Green Future — Smart Technology,’ Agritechnica 2017 in Hannover, Germany, featured both progressive and pragmatic innovations. Precision technology was again a focal point with nearly 700 of the 2,800 exhibitors showcasing the latest hardware, software and other mechanical components.
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4th Annual Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Row Cleaners, Fertilizer Boxes, RTK are Popular Items Among Strip-Tillers

Fertilizing practices and products remain consistent, while strip-tillers trend toward sprayer ownership and increasing accuracy with applications.
Fertilizing practices and products remain consistent, while strip-tillers trend toward sprayer ownership and increasing accuracy with applications.
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4th Annual Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study Extras

Stability in Size, Setup of Equipment, Separation in Timing of Field Preparation

Strip-tillers favor 12-row rigs and shank-style setups on row units, while preference for fall or spring strip-building increases.
Strip-tillers favor 12-row rigs and shank-style setups on row units, while preference for fall or spring strip-building increases.
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4th Annual Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Cover Cropping in Strip-Till Continues to Grow

Strip-tillers planting covers topped 60% for first time, with cereal rye being the most popular variety and drilling them the most popular method.
Strip-tillers planting covers topped 60% for first time, with cereal rye being the most popular variety and drilling them the most popular method.
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4th Annual Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Pushing Crop Production with a Strategic Approach to Strip-Till

Trending growth in corn, soybean yields validated by increases in strip-till acres, cover crops and adoption of implement guidance technology.
Trending growth in corn, soybean yields validated by increases in strip-till acres, cover crops and adoption of implement guidance technology.
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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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SIMA 2017 Focuses on Future of Farming

International agribusiness show mixes technology and machinery innovations with theme of “Being a Farmer in 10 Years.”
With more than 1,700 companies from 42 different countries, the 2017 SIMA International Agribusiness Show offered a global look at current — and future — farm equipment trends.
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