Strip-tillage has been a viable option in North American corn and soybean production for over 30 years, and its use accelerated when RTK guidance became more commonplace.

But what are the keys to capturing the most value from targeted nutrient placement — understanding the proper depth, delivery and distance of placement from the row. For more than two decades, Tony Vyn, professor of agronomy and Henry A. Wallace Chair in Crop Sciences at Purdue University, has dug into the methods and motivations for optimal fertilizer placement.

Tony Vyn

During the Premier Lecture Series general session at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 6-7 in Omaha, Neb., Vyn will focus research results comparing strip-till to other tillage system alternatives to include takeaways on nutrient rate, timing and placement in a strip-till system.

The 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha LaVista Hotel & Conference Center and feature 2 days of strip-till education through an array of thought-provoking general sessions, strategy-packed strip-till classrooms and highly collaborative strip-till roundtable discussions.

A $35.00 Early Bird Registration discount is available through May 31, and attendees who register their farm and family members receive additional savings. For more information and to register for the conference, visit

Title sponsors making the learning and networking opportunities possible for strip-tillers include AgroLiquidCopperhead AgDawn Equipment Co.Environmental Tillage SystemsIngersollKuhn KrauseMontag Mfg.Orthman Mfg., Schlagel Mfg.Topcon AgricultureVulcan Equipment and Yetter Mfg. Co.  All 12 companies will exhibit during the 2-day educational event.

We’ll see you in Omaha!