Articles by Jack Zemlicka

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Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Diversity of Methods Produce Strip-Till Stability and Flexibility

Increased adoption of cover crops and variable-rate fertilizing help strip-tillers maintain corn yields and increase soybean yields in 2015.
Building confidence in a strip-till system can come through a variety of avenues — utilizing cover crops to strengthen soils, refreshing fall-built strips with a spring pass to create an ideal seedbed, or variable-rate applying fertilizer with a strip-till rig for more efficient placement and usage of nutrients.
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Sky’s the Limit on Uses, Payback with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

High-resolution imagery and data analysis contributed to a $20 per acre profit on silage corn and timely fertilizer applications for Wisconsin strip-tillers Eric and Megan Wallendal.
The motor begins to hum and the propellers begin their increasingly rapid revolutions. A gentle upward tilt of the joystick by the owner and the rotocopter is airborne — slowly elevating as it drifts over a cornfield to capture hundreds of images that will be processed and analyzed.
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3 Technology Trends From Agritechnica 2015

From the practical to the progressive, the world’s largest agricultural machinery trade show offered a peak at upcoming innovations.
Agritechnica has a reputation as being the international hub for emerging farm equipment and technology. The 2015 show, which featured more than 2,900 vendors and attracted 450,000 attendees, again offered a diverse glimpse into emerging agricultural machinery trends.
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