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 virtual general session at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 6-8, 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 virtually and feature 3 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.

For more information and to register for the virtual conference for just $49, visit and also check out our new “Frequently Asked Questions” page designed specifically to ensure a productive, positive experience.

Title sponsors making the learning and networking opportunities possible for strip-tillers include Agrisolutions, AgroLiquidClaas, Copperhead AgEnvironmental Tillage SystemsKuhn KrauseMontag Mfg.Nutrien, Orthman Mfg., Schaeffer’s Crop Enhancements, Schlagel Mfg.Vulcan Equipment and Yetter Mfg. Co. 

All 13 companies will offer exclusive opportunities to visit their virtual booths, answer one-on-one questions and share new product information throughout the duration of the 3-day educational event.