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Fertilizer application flexibility is often cited as a key advantage of a strip-till system. But deciding when, what and how much to apply can be dependent on a variety of factors.

Soil conditions, climate and time are three variables that influence application windows. Understanding how to navigate through those challenges to maximize nutrient uptake and minimize loss can dramatically impact yield.

As one of the leading researchers on fertility placement, Purdue University agronomy professor Tony Vyn understands as well as anyone the comparative benefits of banded fertilizer applications in different tillage systems.

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Blu-Jet, we welcome Tony to share results of recent fertilizer application research and discuss considerations and cautions for developing a practical nutrient management plan in strip-till.

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Veteran strip-tillers share proven payback and lessons learned with targeted, timed nutrient applications.