Streator, Ill., strip-tiller Larry Tombaugh has enjoyed his share of rewards that come with the risk of experimenting with fertilizer application.
The sixth-generation farmer began no-tilling 40 years ago and transitioned to strip-till seeking higher corn and soybean yields through targeted fertilizer placement and a drier seedbed.
Larry acknowledges that he’s not a purist when it comes to strip-till. But after more than 20 years in the practice, he feels a little bit of strategic tillage in his dark soils in northern Illinois is a good thing.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, we chat with Larry about his strip-till origins and a detailed look at some of the ways he supplements his system with biological additives to improve soil health and yields.
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