Strip-Till Farming

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[Video] Strip-Till & Spring Planting 2021 Recap

Favorable conditions and mellow fall strips set Beaver Dam, Wis., strip-tiller Ryan Nell up for a largely smooth planting process in 2021. He shares his experience planting corn and soybeans on his 2,200 acre operation, along with some of the seasonal improvements he’s seen with planting conditions since adopting strip-till in 2015.
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Hula strip till rig

Secrets to Breaking Through the 600-Bushel Barrier with Strip-Till

Like many long-time no-tillers, David Hula was hesitant to try strip-till. But the high-yield winner shares his secrets to why he changed his mind and how it helped him achieve a record-breaking harvest.
I’m a third generation farmer at Renwood Farms in Charles City, Virginia, which is about 20 miles from historic Jamestown, Va., where early settlers first started growing corn in about 1609.
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7th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark Study

Corn Yields, Cover Crop Adoption Continue to Increase for Strip-Tillers

Despite the challenges of 2019, strip-tillers topped 200-bushel corn, while nearly two-thirds seeded cover crops, a high for the annual study.
Results of the 7th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark study, evaluating 2019 cropping practices, saw some subtle and more significant shifts in strip-till practices.
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Top Content on in 2019

Take a look back at the trends and hot topics that shaped the No-Till Farmer website during 2019.
As we ring in the New Year, we take a look back at the year that came before and reflect on all that’s happened. 2019 was a tough year for a lot of farmers, with parts of the country experiencing severe flooding and high levels of precipitation.
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strip till plot

4 Years of Tillage Research Supports Reduced Tillage

A wide range equipment options are available that till the soil at different depths and aggressiveness levels. New research from the University of Minnesota, North Dakota State University, and the Minnesota and North Dakota Corn and Soybean commodity groups show how these tools impact soil warming and drying and may ultimately affect crop yield.
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5 Takeaways from the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference

2019 has tested the resolve of many farmers. So it was refreshing to experience an overall optimistic environment at the 6th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Peoria, Ill. Many of the 338 farmers, researchers and industry professionals assembled with a shared objective of making lemonade out of lemons in 2019, but they also sought opportunities to rebound in 2020.
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6th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark Study

Cover Cropping Adoption Reaches New High Among Strip-Tillers

Cereal rye remains most popular variety, while drilling in covers is most popular method and post-harvest seeding is preferred timing.
Results of the 6th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark study, evaluating 2018 cropping practices, underscored strip-tillers’ stability in an unstable ag market.
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