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Strip-tillers often speak of their fields’ ability to absorb the impact of a hard rain, without seeing precious topsoil or applied nutrients wash away. But just how are the fertilizer savings and reduced soil erosion being measured and managed?

Recent research by University of Minnesota regional extension educator Jodi DeJong-Hughes is putting numbers behind the benefits of keeping soil and nutrients in the field where it belongs.

As DeJong-Hughes says, farmers can lose the equivalent of $55 of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium into the ditch.

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Jodi details her recent research on quantifying the value of conservation tillage techniques as erosion-reducing tactics, including crop selection and tillage depths.

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