Articles by Jack Zemlicka

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Implement Guidance Paves The Way To Profitability

Technology that keeps field implements in line is gaining momentum as no-tillers and strip-tillers see increased yields, and lower input costs, through improved accuracy with field operations.
When Jim Irwin began strip-tilling in 1996, one of his biggest frustrations was being unable to precisely place seed in the strips he formed in the fall.
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‘Strip Refresher’ Fights Wet Springs, Boosts Emergence

Illinois strip-tiller Todd Mooberry says his invention helps cold, wet soils dry out and warm up faster, allowing for earlier planting and better stands.
Farmers in parts of the Midwest are accustomed to cool, damp springs, but waiting for fields to dry out can influence planting dates and negatively impact emergence and stands.
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Data Sharing ‘Crosses The Line’

Precision farming consultants are working with groups of farmers to pool and share precision data to improve decision making and boost farm profits and efficiency.
Farmers have always trusted the advice of their peers when it comes to adapting their planting, fertility and harvesting methods.
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Proper Blend Of Precision Ag Pays Off For Strip-Tillers

Jeff and Clay Reints have turned to auto-steer and prescription planting to cut seed costs, gauge field fertility and push for more consistent yields.
Clay Reints doesn't shy away from a challenge. So when his father, Jeff, decided 4 years ago to begin exploring the tools of precision farming, Clay accepted the job of getting it done.
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