Strip-Till Farming

This section of the site is dedicated to the conservation tillage practice of strip-tillage. If you would like to receive more information regarding strip-till farming, we offer a free, daily e-newsletter — Strip-Till Strategies Daily — as well as a weekly digest of top strip-till news and features sent out each Sunday.


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Strip-Till Strategies Daily

Strip-Till Strategies Daily is a free e-newsletter distributed Monday through Saturday via email. The publication shares the latest strip-till tips and techniques. Whether you're an experienced strip-tiller or you're completely new to the practice and looking for resources to get started, this email newsletter has you covered!


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The Strip-Till Farmer Weekly Digest is a free email subscription distributed every Sunday to your inbox. It provides the top features, most-watched videos and latest news from the past week in the strip-till community. After a long week in the fields, this email digest keeps you up-to-date!


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From Seeds to Strips, Variety Goes the Distance

Sharon, Wis., strip-tiller Mike Cerny isn’t afraid to shake things up and adapt new practices to take productivity, yields to a higher level.
In a farming career spanning over four decades, not much fazes Mike Cerny at this point. From downturns to data and drones, the “combo-tiller” knows better than to get carried away with any given industry ‘breakthrough,’ although he is always willing to at least give one a try.
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Complete Speaker Lineup Released for 2018 National No-Tillage Conference

No-Till Farmer has announced the agenda and presentation lineup of the 26th annual National No-Tillage Conference, built around the theme of "Building Profitable No-Till Systems."
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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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Cover Crops Offer Bright Future for Weed Control, Further Conservation

Illinois grower Randy Chapman hopes cover crops will help him move from strip-till to 100% no-till while cleaning up herbicide-resistant weeds.
When Randy Chapman started farming with his father, he knew they weren’t going to have the help they needed for labor. He also didn’t like the erosion he witnessed from tillage and realized they had to do something different.
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Using Strip-Till to Cut Field Costs, Dial Back Nitrogen Rates

Minnesota farmers Nancy and Jerry Ackermann credit strip-till, split nitrogen applications and cover crops for helping them reach 200-bushel corn yields on 140 pounds of nitrogen.
Nancy and Jerry Ackermann have been strip-tilling corn and no-tilling soybeans and alfalfa on their 1,200-acre farm in southwest Minnesota for 15 years. Coming from conventional tillage practices, the transition began on a small 50-acre test plot.
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