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When thinking about the different pieces that make up a successful strip-till system, it’s easy to focus on the aboveground elements, because those are the most visible throughout the growing season.

But beneath the soil surface is where the benefits of a strip-till system start — nurturing soil health by promoting microbial and organic activity to naturally produce needed nutrients.

Developing a sustainable ecological environment is critical to maintaining and evolving an efficient and productive strip-till system, according to Jill Clapperton, soil scientist with Rhizoterra Inc., in Spokane, Wash.

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Thurston Mfg., we welcome Jill to share her experience-based advice for improving soil health utilizing cover crops, how to bolster organic matter content and understand the correlation between crop diversity and nutrient availability.

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The Strip-Till Farmer podcast is brought to you by Thurston Manufacturing.

For more than four decades, Thurston Manufacturing has been an innovator in fertilizer injection and conservation tillage equipment. Over that time, large-acre farmers have found “Blu-Jet” to be synonymous with durability, low maintenance and return on investment. A founding Title Sponsor of the National Strip-Tillage Conference, Blu-Jet’s Strip-Tracker was the first strip-till implement to combine on-board fertilizer carrying capacities with a stretched and staggered row unit. Visit www.blu-jet.com or call them today at 800-658-3127.

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