For the last 10 years, Woodville, Ont., strip-tiller Dustin Mulock has been building and refining a combination no-till/strip-till system. Integrating different pieces of equipment, fertility methods and cover crops put him on a productive path to bio strip-till.
This approach complements his twin-row, strip-till setup for corn and soybeans and has helped increase yields by 25%, while also naturally building nutrient levels in his mostly sandy loam soil.
Originally a no-tiller, one of Dustin’s guiding principles for farming is to disturb the soil as little as possible, while also getting accurate, efficient placement of fertilizer.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast brought to you by Dawn Equipment, we welcome in Dustin to detail his surgery without a scar approach to strip-till, to include fertilizer application equipment modifications and experimentation with more than a dozen different cover crop species.
The Strip-Till Farmer podcast is brought to you by Dawn Equipment.
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