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  • Lance Petersen United States, MN, Rush City

    Business Title: Petersen Farms Of Rush City, Inc.
    Job Title: Co-Owner
    About: Family farm operation in East Central Minnesota that grows Corn and Soybeans using Strip Till, Subsurface Fertility Banding, VRT Nutrient Application, In-season Sidedress, the latest Precision Ag Technologies,
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness, Strip Till, No Till, Banded Fertility, Local Data Networks

    Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 13, 2018

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification. Without tillage to mix fertilizer into the soil, no-tillers may wonder whether the nutrients applied to the soil surface are reaching the crop roots... Even though stratification — the non-uniform distribution of nutrients within a soil’s depth, with higher concentrations of nutrients toward the soil surface — does occur in no-till, it should not be a concern... ”In 2005, Jasa tried a few more placement options, including application through a strip-till bar (5x0 treatment), a grain drill to band phosphorus 2 inches deep on 7... ”So if a no-tiller is running row cleaners on his planter to push the residue away, it’ll provide a bare strip of soil that will warm up and dry out...

    Categories: Corn, Cover Crops

    How to Create a Low-Input, High-Revenue System with Wide-Row Intercropping

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Dec 9

    Mauck recommends using an early maturing hybrid so you can get the wheat in earlier and allow it to capitalize on tillers... But Mauck will be moving toward a different setup in the future, as he’s developed a strip-till machine with Dawn Equipment that will apply biochar instead of raw manure with the seed... Jason Mauck has been working with Dawn Equipment on a strip-till bar that will apply biochar to seed during wheat planting... This provides a coating for his wheat seed, which it gets mixed with in the strip-till machine... But since soil conditions aren’t always dry enough for his sprayer, next season he’ll be using a band-hood sprayer right behind the Dawn strip-till machine that he’ll use for soybean planting, so he can plant and spray at the same time...

    Categories: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

    Cover crops not only helped Russell Hedrick win the 2016 North Carolina Dryland and No-Till Dryland yield contest, they also saved him $123 per acre on fertilizer and herbicide costs.

    How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 1, 2018

    ”The seven wonders, ranked in order of most influence on yield, are:WeatherNitrogenHybridPrevious cropPlant populationTillageGrowth regulatorsWhile Below was referring to the cash crop rotation in the fourth wonder, some farmers are taking it one step further by seeding cover crops... Yield Win: 2016 North Carolina Dryland and No-Till Dryland Corn Yield, 318... ”He also recommends starting with test strips so growers can monitor the benefits, then expand those benefits through covers across the entire operation... Yield Win: 2017 Alabama No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated Corn Yield, 274... More seeds a blend of tillage radishes and forage turnips between his corn and soybeans, while a mix of oats, Austrian winter peas and clover follows soybeans before corn...

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 31, 2018

    The SARE publication,“Managing Cover Crops Profitably,” references a paper by the University of Georgia that also says that using small grain cover crops in conservation tillage systems have been shown to reduce peanut yield losses from Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) — and the greater the residue left from the cover, the lower the incidence of TSWV... Phatak, professor emeritus of horticulture at the University of Georgia, also shared in the SARE publication that the research staff successfully raised peanuts no-tilled into cereal rye for 6 years without fungicides... Deep till if necessary... Spring: Strip-till rows 18-24 inches wide, leaving the cover growing between the strips... Spring: Strip-till cotton...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    How Cover Crops Affect Your Fertilizer Strategy

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 29, 2018

    Although broadcast applications of stabilized nitrogen fertilizers can work very well in standard no-till management, the additional residue/biomass in a cover crop system can make those applications alone less efficient than other placement options, he explains. It’s not to say that cover crop users can’t broadcast a portion of their nitrogen, Pike adds — just that it will need to be fine-tuned a little more than if they were just doing a broadcast application in a conventional or no-till system... Strip-tillers have even more flexibility, as they have the option of banding their phosphorus and potassium — and even some nitrogen — into their strips before planting... “Getting back to the basics, if soil test levels of P and K are especially low, there will be likely advantages to banding near the row, whether applied through the planter or some type of strip-banding applicator,” he says... ”In the case of starter fertilizers, he says a lot of research has been done for the conventional tillage market over the years and the results have been underwhelming, as long as soil fertility is up to par...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Savin' you Soybeans!

    By Rusty Kordick

    Published May 6

    Soybeans are one of the largest commodities in the US, which makes farming them a lucrative career choice in the ag industry. But soybean farming doesn’t come without its own challenges. Tariffs on Chinese trade have destabilized the soybean markets, pigweed infestations are spreading at an alarming rate across the US, and recent flooding in parts of the Midwest have spelled disaster for many farmers... In order to make up for the lost ground, the farmer must double back and replant that entire strip, often over-crowding the seed already laid down... No matter how precise the farmer is, they will still end up losing a percentage of yield from overlapping at the sides of each row...

    Categories: Precision Ag, Soybeans

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  • Lance Petersen United States, MN, Rush City

    Business Title: Petersen Farms Of Rush City, Inc.
    Job Title: Co-Owner
    About: Family farm operation in East Central Minnesota that grows Corn and Soybeans using Strip Till, Subsurface Fertility Banding, VRT Nutrient Application, In-season Sidedress, the latest Precision Ag Technologies,
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness, Strip Till, No Till, Banded Fertility, Local Data Networks

    Gina Castillo

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    James Tefertiller

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    Julius Tillery

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    Elena Diez Spain, Castille and Leon, Burgos

    Interests: Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Organic

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  • Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 13, 2018

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification. Without tillage to mix fertilizer into the soil, no-tillers may wonder whether the nutrients applied to the soil surface are reaching the crop roots... Even though stratification — the non-uniform distribution of nutrients within a soil’s depth, with higher concentrations of nutrients toward the soil surface — does occur in no-till, it should not be a concern... ”In 2005, Jasa tried a few more placement options, including application through a strip-till bar (5x0 treatment), a grain drill to band phosphorus 2 inches deep on 7... ”So if a no-tiller is running row cleaners on his planter to push the residue away, it’ll provide a bare strip of soil that will warm up and dry out...

    Categories: Corn, Cover Crops

    How to Create a Low-Input, High-Revenue System with Wide-Row Intercropping

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Dec 9

    Mauck recommends using an early maturing hybrid so you can get the wheat in earlier and allow it to capitalize on tillers... But Mauck will be moving toward a different setup in the future, as he’s developed a strip-till machine with Dawn Equipment that will apply biochar instead of raw manure with the seed... Jason Mauck has been working with Dawn Equipment on a strip-till bar that will apply biochar to seed during wheat planting... This provides a coating for his wheat seed, which it gets mixed with in the strip-till machine... But since soil conditions aren’t always dry enough for his sprayer, next season he’ll be using a band-hood sprayer right behind the Dawn strip-till machine that he’ll use for soybean planting, so he can plant and spray at the same time...

    Categories: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

    Cover crops not only helped Russell Hedrick win the 2016 North Carolina Dryland and No-Till Dryland yield contest, they also saved him $123 per acre on fertilizer and herbicide costs.

    How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 1, 2018

    ”The seven wonders, ranked in order of most influence on yield, are:WeatherNitrogenHybridPrevious cropPlant populationTillageGrowth regulatorsWhile Below was referring to the cash crop rotation in the fourth wonder, some farmers are taking it one step further by seeding cover crops... Yield Win: 2016 North Carolina Dryland and No-Till Dryland Corn Yield, 318... ”He also recommends starting with test strips so growers can monitor the benefits, then expand those benefits through covers across the entire operation... Yield Win: 2017 Alabama No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated Corn Yield, 274... More seeds a blend of tillage radishes and forage turnips between his corn and soybeans, while a mix of oats, Austrian winter peas and clover follows soybeans before corn...

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 31, 2018

    The SARE publication,“Managing Cover Crops Profitably,” references a paper by the University of Georgia that also says that using small grain cover crops in conservation tillage systems have been shown to reduce peanut yield losses from Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) — and the greater the residue left from the cover, the lower the incidence of TSWV... Phatak, professor emeritus of horticulture at the University of Georgia, also shared in the SARE publication that the research staff successfully raised peanuts no-tilled into cereal rye for 6 years without fungicides... Deep till if necessary... Spring: Strip-till rows 18-24 inches wide, leaving the cover growing between the strips... Spring: Strip-till cotton...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    How Cover Crops Affect Your Fertilizer Strategy

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 29, 2018

    Although broadcast applications of stabilized nitrogen fertilizers can work very well in standard no-till management, the additional residue/biomass in a cover crop system can make those applications alone less efficient than other placement options, he explains. It’s not to say that cover crop users can’t broadcast a portion of their nitrogen, Pike adds — just that it will need to be fine-tuned a little more than if they were just doing a broadcast application in a conventional or no-till system... Strip-tillers have even more flexibility, as they have the option of banding their phosphorus and potassium — and even some nitrogen — into their strips before planting... “Getting back to the basics, if soil test levels of P and K are especially low, there will be likely advantages to banding near the row, whether applied through the planter or some type of strip-banding applicator,” he says... ”In the case of starter fertilizers, he says a lot of research has been done for the conventional tillage market over the years and the results have been underwhelming, as long as soil fertility is up to par...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Savin' you Soybeans!

    By Rusty Kordick

    Published May 6

    Soybeans are one of the largest commodities in the US, which makes farming them a lucrative career choice in the ag industry. But soybean farming doesn’t come without its own challenges. Tariffs on Chinese trade have destabilized the soybean markets, pigweed infestations are spreading at an alarming rate across the US, and recent flooding in parts of the Midwest have spelled disaster for many farmers... In order to make up for the lost ground, the farmer must double back and replant that entire strip, often over-crowding the seed already laid down... No matter how precise the farmer is, they will still end up losing a percentage of yield from overlapping at the sides of each row...

    Categories: Precision Ag, Soybeans

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018

    As we learn more about what goes on in the world beneath our feet, increased attention has been placed on soil organic matter... Minimize soil disturbanceThe first principle is to minimize physical, chemical and biological disturbance to the soil, Kloot says, recalling Dakota Lakes Research Farm research manager Dwayne Beck’s comment that “tillage is a catastrophic event in the soil. ”“Tilling four, five, six times a year is absolutely a catastrophic event,” Kloot says, and for several reasons... ”This is why farmers will typically see a yield bump when they first till, but after a couple years the soil won’t perform as well due to less carbon available for consumption by the microbes... If you can put yourself in a position where your crop holds on for another few days, it might be the difference between a crop failure and a crop that might still make you money...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry. It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past. Technology may even be the antidote to a number of ills plaguing modern agriculture, which have led to a drastic decrease in the number of farms across the United States... Compost still grows grass; chickens still like fly larvae...

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018

    The AMF is still present and taking carbon and sugar from the plant, but not giving anything in return... ”Reduce TillageOne practice growers will want to reduce or avoid when trying to promote healthy mycorrhizal fungi and soil biology is tillage. “Tilling is terrible for fungal communities... So you’re going to decrease diversity by tilling. ”Cahill agrees, noting that tillage often contributes to soil compaction, which is also detrimental to soil life...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Top 5 Reasons Why Black Oats Are The Best Beginner's Cover Crop

    By Cover Crops

    Published Sep 14, 2018

    It's a fact: cover crops tend to make good farmers into great farmers and average farmers into bad farmers. Cover crops work... Of course, the warmer weather promotes tillering so our seeding rate starts around 2 bushels per acre (when planted by itself) and trends up to around 3 bushels per acre by the end of November... Also, black oats tiller faster than regular oats and other cereal grains, making them more forgiving in tough planting conditions... If planted early enough, black oats tiller quickly and become a true cover crop in the sense that the entire surface area around the plant is covered...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Posted By Cover Crops
    Nov 26, 2018

    https://www.cornandsoybeandigest.com/soil-health/10-years-10-soil-takeaways

    Posted By Nate Legler
    Jul 10, 2018

    24 row strip till rig

    Posted By Technology
    Dec 5, 2018

    https://www.cornandsoybeandigest.com/soil-health/data-drives-field-changes

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Nov 5, 2018

    https://www.cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/strip-till-transformers

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Nov 3, 2017

    http://www.southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/new-products-no-tillers-cover-croppers-and-strip-tillers

    Posted By The Peanut Patch
    Mar 30, 2017

    "Research at the North Carolina State University showed that peanut yields were lower when planted on fine-textured soiled in strip tillage in comparison with conventional tillage."
    "Yield reduction appeared to be associated with greater pod loss in the digging process for the strip versus conventional tillage. Use of stale seedbeds, by bedding rows without other tillage operations sometime after the harvest of previous crop and 4 to 6 weeks prior to planting peanut, was further proposed as a tillage practice that could alleviate yield reduction due to strip tillage."
    http://agfax.com/2017/02/23/virginia-peanuts-strip-versus-conventional-till/

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    Posted By Corn Growers Group
    Dec 21, 2016

    "For the win, Dowdy used AgriGold variety A6499STXRIB submitted under the Till-Strip Till Irrigated division of the contest; the precise yield was 521.3968 bushels per acre."
    http://www.southeastfarmpress.com/corn/georgia-s-randy-dowdy-wins-national-corn-championship-521-bushels

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    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Jul 26, 2016


    http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/strip-till-builds-soil-conditions-root-strength-and-better-yields

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    Posted By Soybeans
    Mar 12

    https://www.agprofessional.com/article/study-shows-yield-increase-no-till-and-strip-till

    Posted By Technology
    Oct 10, 2018

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/8208-podcast-realizing-roi-and-identifying-pain-points-of-precision-tools