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5 Reasons to Attend the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference

On May 23, 2018 Leave a comment

 The 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference will be held July 26-27 in Iowa City, Iowa. Now in its fifth year, the conference has become the premier learning and networking event in the U.S. for forward-thinking farmers. This year’s conference will include 7 general sessions, 12 strip-till classrooms, and 20 roundtable discussions along with unlimited networking with fellow strip-till enthusiasts. According to National Strip-Tillage Conference Attendee Surveys 95.2% of Strip-Tillage Conference attendees would recommend attending. *

Whether you are a seasoned strip-tiller or just starting to explore the benefits, there are sessions for you. Among the 12 strip-till classrooms, ETS is proud that two SoilWarrior customers have been selected to present about their experiences with strip-till. We recommend Strip-Till classrooms #6, “A Strip-Tiller’s Guide to Maximizing Planter Performance & Avoiding Costly Mistakes” with Dave Delhotal and #11, “Pushing Production & Profit with Twin-Row Strip-Till” with Ryan Shaw.

Dave Delhotal is a veteran strip-tiller who is meticulous in his preparation ahead of planting, checking every cable connection, grease fitting and attachment to ensure his machinery meets expectations once it’s in the field. In his classroom he will detail his annual checklist ahead of planting, along with mistakes made and lessons learned for optimizing equipment and technology performance.*

Ryan Shaw saw enough incentive with strip-till during some initial experimentation that he adopted the practice across all 1,400 acres of his corn, soybean, and sugarbeet rotation. At the same time, he integrated a twin-row system for strip-tilled corn and soybeans. In his classroom he will share the systematic setup and implementation of his twin row strip-till system, along with the vital role cover crops play in his cropping rotation.*

Ryan comments on National Strip Till Conference, “100% Good Information. Good topics and great conversations that produced new strategies to take home and apply on my operation.” *

Strip-Till Farmer has the complete list of presenters and topics along with complete conference details. 

Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons why you should register today!

* Source: Strip Till Farmer/ National Strip- Tillage Conference


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Meet the Marketing and Communications Intern, Haely Leiding

On May 21, 2018 Leave a comment

Environmental Tillage System (ETS) is thrilled to have Haely Leiding as the summer Marketing and Communications Intern. ETS is ready to welcome Haely to the Sales and Marketing team and provide opportunities for her to contribute to the growth of the company.

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Is Zone Placement Better Than Banding Fertilizer?

Article Highlights
  • Deep placement should not be your only nutrient application method as nutrients may not be available to the crop when needed.
  • Concentrating nutrients in one location can cause the remaining root zone to become nutrient deficient.
  • A multiple band approach often requires several passes through the field and many expensive attachments to planting equipment.
  • Zone placement combines the benefits associated with multiple bands in an efficient, single pass operation that manages residues and creates an ideal seedbed.
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ETS: 2017 Top Ten

On January 03, 2018 Leave a comment

As we welcome 2018, let’s revisit your favorites from 2017.

2017 has come and gone.  It was an exciting year for Environmental Tillage Systems! As 2018 begins let us review and recap ETS top ten moments. Enjoy the memories and please comment and let us know what you would like to see in 2018. 
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5 Reasons You Should Attend An Ag PhD Soils Clinic

On December 27, 2017 Leave a comment

Despite the years of experience you may have as a farmer, there is always more to learn. If you're interested in continuing to grow your farm and your knowledge about soils, we recommend that you attend an Ag PhD Soils Clinic this winter.

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Wylie & Son, Inc. Now Offering SoilWarrior

On November 21, 2017 Leave a comment

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) announces that Wylie & Son, Inc. will now be selling and supporting the SoilWarrior® brand in the Texas panhandle. Wylie will sell and support SoilWarrior zone tillage and nutrient application equipment from their Amarillo, TX location. This new partnership allows ETS to expand their sales efforts and reach a growing strip-tillage market.

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ETS Welcomes Casey Bishman, Supply Chain Manager

On November 07, 2017 Leave a comment

Casey Bishman has joined the Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) team as Supply Chain Manager. Casey will ensure that sufficient raw materials and other necessary items are procured and ready to create ETS premier tillage equipment.

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ZoneNinja, The Newest Innovation From the Creators of the SoilWarrior

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS), the creator of the SoilWarrior, announces the launch of the all new ZoneNinjaTM, a dual-purpose tool that can freshen zones one day and convert to side-dress the next - the ultimate combination in one piece of proven, field-tested equipment. It features the new ZoneFreshenerTM row units mounted on a new 3-point toolbar.

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Cooperatives Commit to Defending the Land

On October 26, 2017 Leave a comment

October is national Co-op month and has been since 1964.  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, a former Minnesota governor, proclaimed October as Co-op Month.  There are more than 40,000 cooperative businesses in the United States with 350 million members (many people belong to more than one co-op). These cooperatives generate $514 billion in revenue and more than $25 billion in wages, according to a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, with support from USDA Rural Development.

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Precision Ag Internship - Gavin Held

On September 27, 2017 Leave a comment

At the beginning of summer, we met Gavin Held, a rising senior at South Dakota State University pursing an Ag Systems Technologies degree with a Precision Agriculture minor.

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