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.
Dawn Equipment Company is a family owned business located in Sycamore, Ill., founded more than 20 years ago to produce and market high-quality, American-made tillage equipment to meet the needs of today's farmers.
Dawn products maximize efficiency for no-till or strip-till applications. At Dawn, we pride ourselves in the fact that equipment dealers and their customers can speak directly to knowledgeable salesmen and engineers with direct field experience.
Visit them at www.dawnequipment.com.