Floyd Koerner, Michigan strip-tiller, explains their strategy for strip-tilling in the spring. At Koerner Farms, cover crops are planted in the fall and then killed when the temperature reaches about 50 degrees. The strips are built about a week before planting.
Erosion control and banded nutrient placement are a couple of the reasons New Prague, Minn., strip-tiller Greg Entinger adopted strip-till in 2015. He shares some of the economic objectives and measurable returns he's seen with reduced fuel usage, selling full-width tillage equipment and fertilizer cost savings.