Articles by Jack Zemlicka

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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Transition to Twin-Row Strip-Till Increases Yields, Minimizes Erosion

Complementary systems help Nebraska farmer Clare Kurz increase yield by double digits and adopt a more economical fertility program.
Struggling to maintain yield consistency and mitigate erosion of precious topsoil, Clare Kurz adopted a twin-row system on his mostly irrigated 2,000-acre corn and soybean operation nearly 15 years ago. But the move was only part of the solution, as the Palmer, Neb., farmer also wanted a more efficient method to apply fertilizer and manage residue.
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Four Takeaways from the 2016 National Strip-Tillage Conference

The third annual event held in Bloomington-Normal, Ill., featured practical tips on cover cropping, increasing soil biology and improving nutrient management.
HELD IN ILLINOIS for the first time, the 2016 National Strip-Tillage Conference gathered a diverse group of strip-till farmers, researchers and industry experts from more than 20 states and abroad.
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Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Shifting Preferences for Brand, Size and Setup of Strip-Till Rigs

Fewer strip-tillers used mole knives, while brand diversity and the number of row units increased.
As many strip-tillers can attest, finding the right mix of equipment to maximize performance and productivity in the field is an evolving process. It may takes years or even decades of experimentation with different toolbars, row units and attachments to find the right combination.
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