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Strip-Till & Cover Crops Offer the ‘Best of Both Worlds’

The Isley family has improved water retention by planting annual ryegrass into standing corn and seeding annual ryegrass and rapeseed prior to strip-tilling.
In 2012, the Isley family took a firm dislike to using the word “dirt.” They had gone through a substantial drought and were working ground, watching it turn to powder.  


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[Podcast] Reducing Fertilizer Use with Cover Crops

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Montag Manufacturing, features strip-tiller and cover crop advocate Wayne Fredericks, Osage, Iowa. Fredericks will discuss how he transitioned to using crops on 100% of his acres, his cover crop goals, how using covers has helped him reduce fertilizer use, and more.
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Growers Could Receive $25 Per Acre Payments if Using Cover Crops

More than two-thirds of no-tillers will be eligible for up to $5 billion in financial incentives.
Landowners could receive payments of $25 per acre on up to 1,000 acres if cover crops are established in their fields for the purposes of soil health, according to a preliminary Senate draft of the Build Back Better bill and corresponding budget. Non-operating landowners could receive payments of $5 per acre for encouraging tenants to seed covers on rented fields.
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Managing to Measure: Supporting Strip-Till Success with Analytical Evidence

Dr. Jerry Hatfield, former USDA plant physiologist and Wayne Fredericks, Osage, Iowa, strip-tiller to share on-farm results and advice on how incremental improvements in farm management will bolster soil health at the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Farmers collect data and make operational changes throughout the course of their farming career. But how much of a correlation is there between the analysis and actual application of in-field information to improve on-farm decision-making?
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Indiana Leads the Nation in Cover Crop Acres

An annual survey that was published recently shows Indiana continues to lead the nation in the acres of cover crops planted. The information collected during the fall transect also shows farmers are implementing no-till and strip-tillage practices. Read more in this article from Agri-News.
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Iowa Learning Farms Eval Says Soil Erosion Top Reason for Using Covers

Iowa Learning Farms recently released its 2019 Evaluation Report detailing the impact of multiple education and outreach initiatives throughout the year. Key statistics from the report include an up year in cover crop plantings – estimated to eclipse 1 million acres in Iowa. Read more in this article from the Bloomfield Democrat (Bloomfield, IA).
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Join top no-tillers, agronomists and researchers for 3 days of unrivaled learning and networking!

Attend the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, January 10-13, and discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in no-till to raise your level of no-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. 

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