Driving between Des Moines and Milwaukee earlier this week, it gave me some time to reflect on the choices strip-tillers make as they strive to boost yields and profits.
As I passed fields with corn, soybeans, wheat and hay, I wondered how farmers sort out the pros and cons of fall and spring strip-till. Ditto for coulters, shanks and moleknives. And why do they choose a dry or liquid fertilizer program?
These aren’t just hypothetical questions that helped me pass the time while driving. They’re important choices with direct impacts on maximizing yields, managing costs and protecting soil and water resources.
Tell us why you choose different strip-till practices — whether it’s timing, tillage, fertilizer, guidance or row-spacing.