6 Strip-Till Adjustments for Ideal Berm-Building
Seeding & Planting, Equipment, Starting Out In Strip-Till

6 Strip-Till Adjustments for Ideal Berm-Building

Mead, Neb., farmer Kerry Knuth, made the transition from dragging a disc ripper and mulch finisher across his 2,200-acre corn and soybeans operation to strip-tillage back in 2005. Though a “set it and forget it,” philosophy works on some farms, Knuth quickly determined that building an ideal berm required adaptation and experimentation to accommodate ever-changing field conditions. 

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