Mike Bland, Bethany, Illinois, strip-tiller, talks about the sidedress rig he modified into a strip-till rig. In the summer of 2013, he added a Montag dry box on an Elk Creek Caddie to make it a pull-type rig. He plans on running the rig in the field in the fall of 2013.
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.