The 300-bushel threshold is one which many strip-tillers aim for, but few have consistently achieved. Limiting the barriers to harvesting high corn yields is an objective for Jeff Herrold with his brother, Paul, on Herrold Farms near Wanatah, Ind.
The brothers farm 2,300 acres of strip-tilled corn and no-tilled soybeans in the northwest corner of the state, with 75% of their 2,300-acre operation under center pivot irrigation.
Herrold admits they still have a lot to learn, but strip-tilling 250-bushel corn also doesn’t happen by accident. “We’ve been able to improve each year, adding tools like cover crops, leveraging collected field data to manage inputs and making some modifications to our planters that have all supported our strip-till operation,” he says.
During a classroom session at the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference, July 26-27 in Iowa City, Iowa, Herrold will share experience-based tips and techniques for consistently achieveing high-yielding strip-tilled corn.
The 5th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference will be held at the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center and feature 2 days of strip-till education through an array of thought-provoking general sessions, strategy-packed strip-till classrooms and highly collaborative strip-till roundtable discussions.
A $25.00 Early Bird Registration discount is available through May 30, and attendees who register their farm and family members receive additional savings. For more information and to register for the conference, visit striptillconference.com.
Title sponsors making the learning and networking opportunities possible for strip-tillers include AgroLiquid, Copperhead Ag, Dawn Equipment Co., Environmental Tillage Systems, Ingersoll Tillage Group, Kuhn Krause, Montag Mfg., Schlagel Manufacturing, Thurston Mfg. (Blu-Jet), Topcon Agriculture, Vulcan Equipment and Yetter Mfg.