Making the transition from years of full-width tillage to strip-till can be a process in itself, requiring equipment research, a nutrient management game plan and realistic expectations.
But Snover, Mich., farmer Ryan Shaw saw enough incentive with strip-till during some initial experimentation that he adopted the practice across all 1,400 acres of his corn, soybean and sugarbeet rotation. At the same time, a twin-row system was implemented for corn and soybeans.
He says they are seeing the advantages of a twin-row system in that each plant is better able to utilize available sunlight, and with a quicker canopy, and we are seeing better water retention and less weed pressure.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Ryan shares the systematic setup and implementation of his twin-row strip-till system, along with the vital role cover crops play in his cropping rotation.
Strip-Till Farmer's podcast series is brought to you by Topcon Agriculture.
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