Articles by Ian Gronau

Crop Sensors Emerging as Useful, Profitable No-Till Tool

Farmers and manufacturers discuss the payback crop sensors offer, as well as their vulnerabilities and what the future may hold for the technology.
There’s little doubt among farmers that data pouring from a myriad of displays, sensors, monitors and other precision farming equipment is going to help them be more efficient. However, analysis and timing often stand in the way of that goal.
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5 Valuable Takeaways from the National Strip-Tillage Conference

The 2015 event held in Iowa City, Iowa, showcased cutting-edge techniques used by top strip-tillers that attendees can take home and put to use in their own operations.

BUILDING ON the success of the inaugural event last year, the 2nd annual National Strip-Tillage Conference, held recently in Iowa City, Iowa, brought together a diverse group of top strip-tillers, ag consultants and researchers who shared experience-based tips and techniques during some 20 presentations and 30 roundtable discussions.


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Working to Perfect a Spring Strip-Till System

The Rebout farm in Janesville, Wis., adopted strip-till 15 years ago and constantly experiments to streamline a one-pass spring system.

Some farmers see switching to strip-till as a leap of faith. Luckily, for the Rebout family in Janesville, Wis., it was a gamble that paid off both immediately and in the long run.


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