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Strip-till demonstrations planned Big Iron show

North Dakota State University Extension Service specialists are collaborating with the Lake Agassiz Regional Council, Cass County Soil Conservation District and Farm and Ranch Guide on strip-till equipment demonstrations and educational programs on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon during the Big Iron Farm Show in West Fargo.

Strip-till demonstrations will be conducted on corn stubble on Tuesday afternoon, with the research reports focusing on corn and soybean production. Wheat stubble will be used for the Wednesday field demonstrations, with the research focusing on strip-till sugar beet production.

John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension agricultural machine systems specialist, will display information on strip-till equipment and research from the northern Plains at the NDSU Extension Service educational booth in the Big Iron Agriculture Building during the three days of the Big Iron show.

The educational presentations will begin each day at 2:30 p.m. and the demonstrations at 3 p.m.

North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana Extension specialists and researchers will present information on current strip-till research and equipment development during the educational programs preceding the demonstrations.

Video clips of strip-till equipment in operation are available on the NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department Web site at www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/conservation_tillage/striptill.htm.

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