Detailed Management & Analysis of Farm Data: Efficiency in Fertilizer Application and Fuel Usage
Trent Sanderson, strip-tiller near Clare, Ill., shares his approach to detailed management and analysis of farm data to make better decisions on fertilizer application, fuel usage and yield potential to provide a specific per-acre payback on their 2,000 corn and soybean operation. Watch >>
While many farmers purchase and maintain their own strip-till rigs, some prefer an alternative approach to adopting the practice. Custom strip-tilling is an emerging business in parts of the U.S., and can be a cost-effective option for new strip-tillers to get started with the practice.
Walnut, Ill., strip-tiller James Schoff isn’t one to shy away from a challenge, especially when it involves the potential of increasing yields and improving efficiency. The fifth generation farmer — along with his two cousins and his father Ray — strip-tills about 1,300 acres of corn, no-tills about 700 acres of soybeans and uses conventional tillage on 700 acres of corn.