Strip-tilled fields aren’t designed to win beauty contests, and a picturesque plot of land isn’t nearly as valuable as the benefits of a well-structured system.
Buffalo Lake, Minn., farmer Brian Ryberg understands and embraces this philosophy on his 3,000-acre operation. Transitioning from conventional tillage to 22-inch strip-till, nearly two-thirds of Ryberg’s strip-tilled corn, soybean and sugarbeet acres are covered with crop residue.
While he welcomes the microbial soil enhancement to his silty clay loam soils, Ryberg meticulously manages residue distribution and breakdown to consistently produce high-yielding crops.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Brian shares his approach to residue management in narrow-row strip-till along with the cost savings, input efficiency and equipment setups he’s utilized in his system.
The Strip-Till Farmer podcast is brought to you by Topcon Agriculture.
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