David Hula is no stranger to breaking yield records. The Virginia farmer has topped the NCGA National Corn Yield Contest five times since 2003 in the strip, min, mulch, ridge-till irrigated category. The previous world record of 542 bushels per acre, set by Hula in 2017, has been shattered by his 2019 yield of 616.1953 on ground he strip-tills with the SoilWarrior.
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Some have accused the SoilWarrior® of being built too tough. All SoilWarriors are built to withstand the rigors of farming in all types of soil and conditions. After all, isn’t that what you expect from your equipment? In fact, the founder of Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) was a farmer who designed and built the first SoilWarrior because he didn’t like what was available on the market. He knew that there had to be a way to streamline tillage and fertilizer application while increasing his R.O.I. along with reducing down time and maintenance.
Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) announces Eastview Grain as an official SoilWarrior® strip tillage and nutrient placement systems dealer based out of Lowville, New York. Owner Aaron Miller and his team at Eastview Grain will sell and support SoilWarrior zone tillage and nutrient application equipment throughout eastern New York. This new partnership allows ETS to expand their sales efforts and reach a growing strip-tillage market.
Meet 2016 4R Advocate Darin Stolte
If you’re young and progressive, you can identify with this farmer. He was chosen as a 2016 4R Advocate by the Fertilizer Institute for his focus on nutrient stewardship. Since then, he’s sought out more practices and innovations that help him achieve the goals of 4R Nutrient Stewardship. He’s been using strip-till on his eastern Iowa farm since 2018. He has a passion for sharing what he’s learned with other farmers, like you. In fact, he hosted the 2019 Iowa 4R Field Day on his farm. We had the opportunity to ask him some questions about his farming operation and practices this past spring. See what he had to say - meet Darin.
The service department welcomes Mark Hewitt as the new Service Manager. Mark will be supporting all SoilWarrior clients and dealers as the head of the service department. Excellent customer support is a priority for Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS), and Mark is eager to continue this standard in his new role.
Preparing your tractor for strip-till is equally as important as the equipment that it is pulling. Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) Precision Ag Specialist, Gavin Held, shares his checklist of the most commonly overlooked items that will prepare your tractor for a successful strip-till season.
Technology doesn’t have to be your enemy. Conducting pre-season technology checks can save you time when it's “go time”. ETS Precision Ag Specialist, Gavin Held, has been on many farms across North America and Canada facilitating machine set-ups, inspections and in-season trouble shooting. He has also personally ran the SoilWarrior over 1,000 acres using RTK guidance and prescription maps for variable rate fertilizer application. Gavin has shared his personal pre-season SoilWarrior technology check-list.
Purchasing new farm equipment takes time and consideration. Equally important is finding an operator for your new piece of equipment. At Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS), our customers often tell us one key to their success is having a skilled operator for their SoilWarrior.
Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) welcomes Parker Pitzen to the team as the 2019 Engineering Intern. As a student at Iowa State University (ISU) majoring in Agricultural Engineering with an Agricultural Business minor Parker feels that this internship will provide him with skills and experiences needed for future job opportunities.
Environmental Tillage System (ETS) is excited to have Megan Mathew as the summer intern for the Marketing and Communications department. This fall Megan will begin her senior year at the University of Minnesota majoring in Agricultural Marketing and Communications.