Forecasts are always fun — if not entirely accurate — and provide an opportunity to predict the future. In the case of strip-till, I’ve anecdotally heard for years that there are pockets of growth.
Evidence comes out of farm visits where I’ll hear about someone being the local ambassador for the practice, promoting the benefits and converting neighbors. These are encouraging stories not only to hear, but to share because they reinforce the commitment strip-tillers make, along with the challenges they face and rewards they earn.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, supported by the Agrisolutions, we share excerpts from my conversation with Tony Vyn, professor of agronomy and Henry A. Wallace Chair in Crop Sciences at Purdue University, who shares his perspective on the current state of strip-till and where he sees the practice evolving in the future.
- Plotting the Strategic Course for Strip-Till Growth & Opportunity: One of the constraints in strip-till adoption is overcoming hesitations in making it the dominant system on a particular farm and making it acceptable for all row crops that are grown as the system used for all field conditions.
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Fertilizer Banding: Purdue University agronomy professor Tony Vyn shares results of recent fertilizer application research and discusses considerations and cautions for developing a practical nutrient management plan in strip-till.
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