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For more than 25 years, Brandon Hunnicutt’s family has utilized some form of conservation tillage on their 2,600-acre operation near Giltner, Neb. But it wasn’t until 2006 that they committed to strip-till on the majority of their acres after primarily no-tilling and ridge-tilling corn, soybeans, seed corn and popcorn.

Patience is a big part of Brandon’s strip-till philosophy with a goal of creating an ideal growing environment though timed nutrient applications, proper equipment setups, crop flexibility and efficient irrigation. The strategy is paying off with consistent strip-tilled corn yields near 250 bushels per acre.

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Brandon evaluates the challenges and rewards of utilizing strip-till in an irrigated cropping system, comparing and contrasting different strip-till equipment setups and assessing the value and drawbacks of deep-placed nutrients.

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