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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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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Breaking Through the No-Till Barrier with Cover Crops

Adding winter wheat, livestock and cover crops helped Paul Ackley overcome his no-till plateau, simplify his planter and build more productive soils.
I never was one to like tillage. It just didn’t make sense. You would go through and make a perfect seedbed to plant into and then, without fail, you couldn’t get back in the field with the planter before it would rain. Then you would have to start all over again.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Chasing Savings, Pushing Yields With No-Till and Strip-Till

Floyd Koerner Jr. and Floyd Koerner III make up a father-son team that excels at getting the most from every acre and input on their farm.
As a family LLC, there’s more than one decision maker on our farm. My dad, Floyd Jr., is the more progressive one. For my part, I like to see someone else try new things out first.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: One Size Doesn't Fit All Farms - Or Even One

Whether it's fertility, rotation, tilliage or inputs, each acre on Donn Branton's farm gets what is needed in any given year.
I'm trying to figure out the best practices to manage each of our acres in an economical way. I’m not just going to stick with one practice across the whole farm to say I’m doing it. It has to show returns.
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