Covering Strip-Till

Beyond the Berm

Incentivizing Strip-Till as a “Climate Smart” Farming Practice

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a farmer say they wanted more on-farm government intrusion. Practice mandates generally aren’t welcome amongst the individualistic, entrepreneurial types who gravitate to farming, though some mandates have seen positive outcomes over time. Improvements in the Chesapeake Bay come to mind, though the improvements have taken awhile and are incremental.

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Beyond the Berm

On-Farm Trials Provide Opportunities to Learn, Improve

It can be tempting to take university or industry data as the final word on when to plant a certain crop or how different species interact when planted together or in succession. But on-farm experiments will generally provide more accurate insights for your operation and they don’t have to be done on a massive scale to be useful.
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