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Patience is a virtue and especially true for taking advantage of the optimal window to building an ideal strip-tilled seedbed. There are numerous ways to set up a strip-till rig and survive with an adequate berm, but truly succeeding requires ambition and adaptation to accommodate ever-changing soil conditions.
This is the philosophy Mead, Neb., farmer Kerry Knuth takes on his family’s 2,200-acre corn, soybeans and wheat operation. Striptilling since 2005, Knuth has experience with both fall and spring systems, negotiating the challenges and evaluating the benefits of both.
Knuth shares his experience setting up strip-till equipment to create an ideal seedbed, along with lessons learned and mistakes to avoid.