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Cover Cropping in Strip-Till Continues to Grow

Strip-tillers planting covers topped 60% for first time, with cereal rye being the most popular variety and drilling them the most popular method.

Cover crops started as somewhat of an enigma in strip-till, with farmers researching and testing the best mixes and seeding methods to achieve desired results. But the last few years have seen an explosion in the adoption and application of cover cropping in strip-till, as well as other conservation tillage systems. 

In just 4 years of tracking use of cover crops in strip-till systems, the practice has grown more than 17% to a high of…

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Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka is the Technology Editor for No-Till Farmer. He covers precision farming practices, products and trends, which can improve efficiency and productivity for no-till farmers.

He joined Lessiter Publications Ag Division in 2012 and also serves as managing editor of Strip-Till Farmer.

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