Lessiter Publications, Brookfield, Wis., announced today the launch of Strip-Till Strategies, an all-new electronic newsletter from the editors of No-Till Farmer and Farm Equipment. The first trade media dedicated to strip-tillage, Strip-Till Strategies will make its debut during the National No-Tillage Conference from January 13 to 16 in Des Moines, beginning its bimonthly distribution.

No-Till Farmer has been the leading source of information in conservation tillage for 39 years,” says Frank Lessiter, Lessiter Publications founder, who adds that strip-till was among the presentations at the first National No-Tillage Conference back in 1993. “We understand the informational void that exists on strip-tillage, particularly when conventional-tillage farmers aim to reduce the amount of tillage in their operations.

“Through our editorial approach of delivering practical, ‘what-works-for-me’ information, we’ll provide a trusted resource to help farmers and dealers better understand the method, its opportunities and challenges, and how to make it succeed in local conditions.”

Strip-tillage is a fast-growing, conservation-tillage method that marries the soil drying and warming benefits of conventional tillage with the soil-protecting advantages of no-till. Because the farmer can apply fertilizer at the same time as tillage, field passes can be reduced. Because strip-tillage disturbs soil only in the 8- to 10-inch-wide seed row, it meets definitions as a no-tillage practice.

Editorial content of Strip-Till Strategies will consist of exclusive grower articles, recently archived articles from No-Till Farmer, video demonstrations, strip-till news, new product reviews and best practices, tips and techniques from farmers making the practice work for them. Dan Zinkand, who joined Lessiter Publications Ag Division in October, is the managing editor of Strip-Till Strategies.

The audience of Strip-Till Strategies consists of the paid-subscribers of No-Till Farmer and the BPA-qualified equipment dealer personnel of Farm Equipment, who serve a key role in transferring the technology and knowledge to their farm customers.

Individuals can receive the free e-mail newsletter by registering at www.StripTillFarmer.com. For a limited time, first-time registrants will receive a free 24-page special management report, “Strip-Tilling Away Cold Soil Concerns,” ($13.90 value).

Supporting Strip-Till Strategies are four exclusive leading ag partners: Blu-Jet, Ag Leader, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers and IRON Solutions.

For more information, contact:

  • Darrell Bruggink, Executive Editor/Publisher, No-Till Farmer/Conservation Tillage Guide, at dbruggink@lesspub.com, 800-645-8455, ext. 420.
  • Mike Lessiter, Editor/Publisher, Farm Equipment, at mlessiter@lesspub.com, 800-645-8455, ext. 403