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Some more information regarding Soil Organic Carbon – Strip-Till

Over the Christmas and New Year holidays our Lead Agronomist has been digging into research findings, reviewing our Orthman work and writing.  Take a look at the post that Mike wrote in the section of Agronomics 101 articles.  It is a couple of pages that depicts findings from what we have been doing, some from Europe and a bit from Down Under by Dr. Hulugalle.

We think this will give you more clues on the importance of not turning over those residues which farmers have called trash for far too long.  The benefits are far reaching for years to come.

Orthman 1tRIPr maintains residues

Agronomist Dennis Neffendorf shares some research…

Agronomist Dennis Neffendorf shares some research info with the Illinois Soybean Board.
youtube.com/watch?v=_gVTsu…

2012 Research findings

Summary of field test results

Mike Petersen highlights 2012 research

Fresh off the assembly line… a 16-row 30″ Orthma…

Fresh off the assembly line… a 16-row 30″ Orthman 8450 Cultivator! fb.me/CSbaeBP7

Interviewing interns for the research farm today.

Interviewing interns for the research farm today.

The boys at Peterson Farms in Kansas are at it aga…

The boys at Peterson Farms in Kansas are at it again! youtu.be/LX153eYcVrY

At 6:20 am Friday morning, Orthman team member Gar…

At 6:20 am Friday morning, Orthman team member Gary Burton lost his battle with Prostate Cancer. He was… fb.me/1XIBk1AkC

Maybe the Orthman engineering team should design a…

Maybe the Orthman engineering team should design a 1tRIPr for this tractor… strip tilling at 60 MPH!… fb.me/2ff1xUtE7

Another day ends on the ol’ Henry Orthman farmstea…

Another day ends on the ol’ Henry Orthman farmstead! fb.me/27dnQjjlJ

Great news for a great producer!

Yahoo! It’s always good to hear about good things happening to good people, and Dino certainly qualifies as good people!

1tRIPr user wins conservation awardDino Giacomazzi is a 4th generation California dairy producer (and tRIPr user!) named the California recipient of the Leopold Conservation Award, given annually to landowners that are “actively committed to a land ethic.” The award is named for author and environmentalist Aldo Leopold, who wrote that “… a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen OF it.”

Read the story about Dino’s award at AgWeb.com

Get to know Dino at his blog, or see him on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, or Quora, or watch a Keynote Address about his conservation tillage program on YouTube.