When fall weather cooperates, many farmers prefer to strip-till in the fall. But other strip-tillers opt for the spring because of early winters, a desire to spread out the workload or a concern about the possibility that fall-applied nitrogen may leach.

If you strip-till in the spring, what form of fertilizer do you use and when and how do you apply it? Are you part of the trend to sidedress nitrogen?

This week's issue of Strip-Till Strategies features Glenburn, N.D., strip-tiller Robert Schaefer. Schaefer and his father, Dan, plan on sidedressing corn this year for the first time.

Let me know what fertilizer program you use for spring strip-till, including the rates for corn and whether you sidedress and the equipment used for that application.