Strip-till tends to be practiced in pockets, with neighboring farmers evolving their systems, sometimes sharing or comparing berm-building strategies, planter setups and fertilization practices.
But broadening awareness and adoption has been a goal of Cambridge, Ill., farmer Monte Bottens, who since 2004 has advocated for increased use of strip-till in California, as an effective method for increasing corn silage yields, conserving moisture and improving soil health.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, Monte shares the structure of the starting out in strip-till program he launched, along with proven tips and tools for achieving early returns on the system.
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