Michaela Paukner

Michaela Paukner

Michaela Paukner is the associate editor of Strip-Till Farmer and Precision Farming Dealer. Her previous journalism experience includes working as a reporter for a legal magazine and as a producer for two Wisconsin TV news stations. She has also worked with clients across the globe as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and as a brand manager for a Wisconsin-based boutique marketing agency. She's a graduate of UW-Green Bay.


Cover Crops

When Is the Best Time to Terminate Cereal Rye to Suppress Weeds & Protect No-Till Soybean Yield?

1st year of research shows that between 7-14 days after soybean emergence, rye increases weed suppression by 5.3% per day but hurts yield by about ½ bushel per day

74% of the farmers who responded to the 2024 Cover Crops Operational Practices Survey say cover crops provide at least some level of weed suppression in their fields.

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Decomposing Cover Crops Serve as Sidedress Pass

World dryland corn yield record holder times decomposition of species in cover crop mix to provide nutrients to no-till corn crop throughout the season

According to the 2024 Cover Crops Operational Practices Survey, managing carbon to nitrogen (C:N) ratios is the second-most challenging aspect of cover cropping

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3 Ways Cover Crops Improve Soil Health

From the depths of a soil pit, it’s clear how cover crops benefit overall soil health. Michael Patin, a district conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Jamie Patton, senior outreach specialist of nutrient and pest management at the University of Wisconsin, share how cover crops can improve your soil health. 

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The National Strip-Tillage Conference returns August 8-9, 2024! Build and refine your strip-till system with dozens of new ideas and connections at the 11th Annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Madison, Wis. Aug. 8-9, 2024. Experience an energizing 2-day agenda featuring inspiring general session speakers, expert-led Strip-Till Classrooms and collaborative Strip-Till Roundtables. Plus, Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.

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