Experimentation is often the benchmark of developing a productive strip-till system. Whether it’s equipment modifications, fertility tweaks, residue management philosophy — or a combination of all three — building a successful system requires researched risks to reap the rewards.
While it’s also easy enough to stick to a routine season after season, Persia, Iowa, strip-tiller Bill Darrington would much rather be on the other end of the spectrum -- learning, trying and adapting to continuously improve his farming operation.
For more than 30 years, Bill has refined a methodology that mixes no-till and strip-till practices, while also incorporating sensible, yet sometimes unconventional fertilizing plans.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Blu-Jet, we welcome Bill to share his motivation and methods for intelligently pursuing higher yields with a hybrid tillage system.
The Strip-Till Farmer podcast is brought to you by Thurston Manufacturing.
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