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Any farmer will tell you that strip-till is as much a science as it is an art. Adopting the practice requires a mix of patience, persistence and passion.

But there are shared challenges and lessons learned that collectively, strip-tillers can evolve with, adapt to or overcome. During the 25th annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, we assembled a diverse group of strip-tillers for a structured, yet at times spontaneous lunch conversation.

With a focus on talking about the transitional considerations for adopting strip-till, the discussion also included experience-based advice on nutrient management strategies, equipment preferences and communicating the value of conservation tillage to the general public.

At the table were Donn Branton from Le Roy, N.Y.; David Burmahl from Baldwin, Iowa; Ricky Kratz from Slinger, Wis.; Mike Shuter from Frankton, Ind.; and Aaron Wickstrom from Hilmar, Calif.

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, we share part 2 of selected excerpts from our roundtable strip-till conversation, touching on transitioning into the practice, early challenges and initial benefits.







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