Strip-Till Field Day Planned for Aug. 10 in North Central Iowa

Hear from farmers and equipment representatives familiar with strip-till

July 10, 2023, 9:40 am | Angela Rieck-Hinz, Gentry Sorenson, Meaghan Anderson

RENWICK, Iowa – Farmers will have an opportunity to see various strip-till bars in action at a field day farm near Renwick, on Thursday, Aug. 10. 

Iowa continues to see an increasing number of acres of strip-tillage each year.

Strip-till in an old corn field.“The goal of this field day is to increase awareness of strip-tillage as a conservation practice to help reduce erosion, improve soil health, protect water quality and complement cover-cropping systems,” said Angie Rieck-Hinz, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Attendees have the opportunity to visit with several strip-till equipment representatives and see strip-till bars running on cornstalk (sweet corn) residue as well as visit with farmers who have been using strip-till for many years.

“This field day will provide a good opportunity for those who are considering moving to a reduced tillage system as they can observe differences in equipment and talk to farmer-experts who have been practicing strip-till for many years,” said Rieck-Hinz.

The event begins with registration and refreshments from 9-9:30 a.m., followed by field demonstrations. The field day will be held 4.25 miles east of Renwick on County Road C26 or 150th St.

Follow signs for parking. There are 2.5 Soil and Water CCA continuing education units available for participants.

Field demonstrations will showcase several equipment manufacturers including, but not limited to, Soil Warrior, Lynx, Dawn, Zimmerman, Unverferth, Orthman, Kuhn Krause, Montag and Yetter.

To help with event planning, the organizers ask attendees to RSVP to the link found on the event web page: https://www.aep.iastate.edu/striptill/. Questions may be directed to Angie Rieck-Hinz at amrieck@iastate.edu, or 515-231-2830.

Field day sponsors include ISU Extension and Outreach, North Central SARE, the Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District, Carroll Implement, and KC Nielsen.

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