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On this edition of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Sound Agriculture, Kuhn Krause marketing director Curt Davis examines the evolution of the strip-till equipment market and why the conservation practice is becoming an increasingly popular option for farmers.
"With strip till, you're not painting with a broad brush anymore," Davis says. "Strip-till allows you to manage every acre of the farm for maximum efficiency and productivity. A lot of farmers are driven to strip-till because it allows them to place nutrients exactly where the crop needs them.
It's a good conservation practice too because you're only tilling 30% of the entire field. Nutrient placement is the most important aspect, but compaction management is also key — getting air into the soil profile around the root system is just as important as water."
A momentous 4-month stretch in the strip-till equipment market continued with the recently announced technology partnership between Case IH and AGuru Machinery, as covered extensively on Strip-TillFarmer.com. Other big moves in 2023 include the launch of John Deere’s new strip-till units and Unverferth’s acquisition of Orthman. Yetter and Fast Ag Solutions are also launching a new strip-till bar this summer.
Curt Davis breaks down the significance of the latest developments, explains why more manufacturing companies are investing in strip-till and why the practice appears to be mainstream bound.
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