While corn is considered the dominant crop being strip-tilled, soybeans are an emerging complement or even alternative for some strip-tillers.
Results of the 2020 Strip-Till Farmer Operational Benchmark study revealed that nearly 45% of respondents strip-till soybeans, averaging 62 bushels per acre per farm.
With strip-tilled soybeans on trending upward, having the proper management strategy to maximize yield potential is essential. New research by the University of Wisconsin Extension evaluated the impact strip-till and fertilizer placement have on soybean row spacing and yield response.
Data collected through 2018 on small and large plots compared 15- and 30-inch fall and spring strip-tilled soybeans assessing the advantages and challenges. Senior Outreach Specialist John Gaska notes that a number of factors contribute to the success of strip-tilled soybeans, including fertilizer application depth, row spacing and canopy closure.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, supported by the Agrisolutions, John presents brand new university extension research results on strip-tilled soybeans to include analysis of nutrient management practices, seedbed preparation and yield results.
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