Midwest Strip-Tillage Expo
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
|9:00 - 11:00||Field Demos and Interaction with Manufacturers|
|9:30 - 11:30||Educational Sessions – Tama Hall Auditorium|
|12:00 - 1:00||Farmer Panel – Tama Hall Auditorium|
|1:00 - 3:00|
Field Demos and Interaction with Manufacturers
Educational Sessions – Tama Hall Auditorium
Side-by-side field demonstrations of the latest strip-tillage and auto-steer equipment. Discussions with manufacturing representatives and other farmers.
- Blu-Jet (Progressive Ag Systems)
- Case IH
- Dawn Equipment
- Hiniker (strip-tip with fetilizer cart)
- Hemisphere GPS (demo of guidance unit)
- Orthman Manufacturing Inc.
- Redball Products
- Remlinger Manufacturing
- Twin Diamond Industries LLC
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