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The Strip-Till Farmer Podcast is the strip-tiller's audio source for information on strip-tillage practices, technologies, and other helpful advice.

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The Strip-Till Farmer Podcast is the strip-tiller's audio source for information on strip-tillage practices, technologies, and other helpful advice.

    Zapping Weeds And Herbicides With AI, Lasers

    Zapping Weeds And Herbicides With AI, Lasers

    For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with Paul Mikesell, founder and CEO of Carbon Robotics, a new company that is tackling weed control with a combination of artificial intelligence and lasers. This past year, in 2021, the company released its first production units of a machine called the LaserWeeder, which has the potential to eliminate the need for herbicides or tillage for weed control.

    • 33 min
    Jason Federer’s Organic Modified Strip-Till System

    Jason Federer’s Organic Modified Strip-Till System

    For this Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we chat with Wolcott, Indiana, grower Jason Federer, whose transition to 100% organic production on his 4,000-acre operation is nearly complete. Utilizing a diverse rotation that includes approximately 10 crops each year as well as cover crops, Jason is also implementing a modified strip-till system that involves planting corn between strips of alfalfa.

    • 52 min
    Be The Plant: Benefitting Plant Health With Farm Management Decisions

    Be The Plant: Benefitting Plant Health With Farm Management Decisions

    There are any number of reasons a farmer might adopt strip-till as a management practice — from reducing soil disturbance to targeting nutrient management to improving soil health. Independent crop consultant Dorian Gatchell of Minnesota Agricultural Services says these motives all have a common purpose: to improve plant health and therefore boost yields.

    • 41 min
    The Three-Legged Stool Of Soil Health With Jeremiah Durbin

    The Three-Legged Stool Of Soil Health With Jeremiah Durbin

    For this Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we chat with Jeremiah Durbin, independent crop consultant, Sustainable Legacy Consulting; soil health specialist and Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts, about those physical, chemical and biological aspects of soil health and how he uses his mechanical background to help trouble-shoot issues in the field.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Building Healthy Bug Populations For Better Strip-Till Crops

    Building Healthy Bug Populations For Better Strip-Till Crops

    In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast series, we caught up with Mike to talk about some Ecdysis research on insecticidal seed treatments and what becomes of them after planting. He’ll share some of his findings about how neonicotinoids are metabolized as well as background info on the Ecdysis Foundation and how they’re working with farmers to develop strong ecological systems that will stand the test of time.

    • 29 min
    Biological Farming with Gary Zimmer

    Biological Farming with Gary Zimmer

    Gary Zimmer is known as the “father” of biological farming, a system in which farmers work hand-in-hand with nature to create healthy mineralized soils to produce pest- and disease-resistant crops while reducing chemical inputs. Zimmer operates Otter Creek Organic Farm in southwestern Wisconsin, following a rotation of 1 year of corn and 1 year of soil building using a cover crop of cereal rye, alfalfa and four types of clover.

    For this Strip-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with Gary to talk about his system of biological farming. He explains why he avoids disturbing what he calls the “middle zone,” where most root growth takes place. He also explains why he focuses on soil building before anything else, how feeding soils is like feeding cows, the differences between green carbon and brown carbon, why it’s important to use neutral pH fertilizers, and much more.

    • 53 min

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