While strip-till alone can dramatically improve soil structure and health, there are complimentary practices that can provide additional value.
Cover cropping is an increasingly popular pairing with an established strip-till system.
The combination has been a profitable one for Lakefield, Minn., farmer Jerry Ackermann, who added cover crops to his 1,200 acre strip-till operation abut 8 years ago.
Through aggressive experimentation, Jerry has seen improved nitrogen retention, reduced input costs and increased yields.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast brought to you by Dawn Equipment, we welcome Jerry to discuss how his evolving cover cropping methods have accelerated water infiltration and reduced reliance on herbicide application.
The Strip-Till Farmer podcast is brought to you by Dawn Equipment.
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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.
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