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  • Sep 23, 2013
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    Corn and Soybean Digest

    Facebook group talks strip-till, agronomics

    Loran Steinlage, farmer at West union, Iowa, is a part of a closed Facebook group where 100 or so farmers talk strip-till and agronomics. The group formed in January on the social network, and memebers share pictures and ideas, learning from other farmers across the country....More
  • Sep 5, 2013
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    Corn and Soybean Digest

    Strip-till benefits 1

    Gary Nelson and his son farm 2,500 acres in Iowa, and part of their operation includes on-farm research for the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust. On that farm, they have continuous no-till, continuous conventional tillage and strip-till the rest of the acres....More
  • Nov 19, 2012
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    Water Erosion: A Case for Conservation Tillage 2

    CSD reader Alan Adams, Sandwich, Ill., captured this video during a 2-in. rain. One field had recently been tilled using conventional methods. The runoff is visibly extensive. The neighboring field had been strip-tilled, and basically absorbed the water. While there is visible water in the headlands, it isn't silt-filled like the water in the conventionally tilled field. He also included video of silt-laden runoff mixing with clear water coming out of a culvert. The whole video sure makes a case for conservation tillage!...More
  • May 29, 2012
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    Corn and Soybean Digest

    Conservation Tillage

    Dave Legvold and Mike Peterson farm outside of Northfield, MN. Both farmers have switched from conventional tillage programs to conservation tillage using a zone-till method, allowing fewer passes as well as nutrient savings. Using zone-till also saves soil, a key to farming land with thin topsoil....More
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