Midwest Strip-Tillage Expo

GPS guidance mounted on tillage/fertilizer unitGPS guidance mounted on steerable tillage/fertilizer unit of
Mitchell Farms

Over 500 farmers, crop consultants, ag business people, and others attended the Midwest Strip Tillage Expo on July 31 at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. Field demonstrations of strip tillage equipment were carried out by representatives of nine manufacturers plus one farmer-built unit. Well-known area farmer-engineer Clay Mitchell demonstrated several technologies, including guidance at the tillage unit, controlled traffic, and fertilizer application combined with strip tillage. The noon farmer panel of four experienced strip-till farmers from three states provided their experiences and answered questions from the full auditorium of farmers and others.

Schedule of Events

Time
9:00 - 11:00Field Demos and Interaction with Manufacturers
9:30 - 11:30Educational Sessions – Tama Hall Auditorium
12:00 - 1:00Farmer Panel – Tama Hall Auditorium
1:00 - 3:00

Field Demos and Interaction with Manufacturers

Educational Sessions – Tama Hall Auditorium

Field Demonstrations

Side-by-side field demonstrations of the latest strip-tillage and auto-steer equipment. Discussions with manufacturing representatives and other farmers.

Presentations

Fertility Management for Strip-Tillage
Dick Wilkowski, University of Wisconsin

Strip-tillage Option for Continuous Corn
Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University

Auto Steer Technology – Is it for you?
Tim Stombaugh, University of Kentucky

Selecting a Strip-tillage Tool for your Farm
Mark Hanna, Iowa State University