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One of the main objectives farmers often cite with strip-till is seedbed preparation. Whether building berms in fall or spring, creating an ideal environment for seed placement is critical.

But how deep is too deep when creating strips? What row unit attachments are essential and which ones are arbitrary? How far off the strip can farmers afford to plant without sacrificing yield?

These are questions Iowa State University ag engineer Mark Hanna has considered throughout his career to help advise farmers on best practices for matching the right equipment to create an ideal seedbed.

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Blu-Jet, we welcome Mark to share his insight on the interaction between strip-till equipment and other machinery to manipulate soils, manage residue and band fertilizer.







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 or call them today at 800-658-3127.



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