It's always good to get out of the office and talk to strip-tillers and representatives of the ag equipment industry.
Earlier this week I attended the Ag Media Summit and its Info Expo Trade Show in Albuquerque, N.M., where I visited with a number of people in the strip-till industry.
This week's lead story in Strip-Till Strategies draws on several sources who address some of the issues that dry soils may create for fall strip-till. Through patience and adjustments, strip-tilling this fall in dry soils can work.
I especially liked the advice from Dennis Turnwald, product marketing manager for Kalida, Ohio-based Unverferth Mfg.
“Talk to others who’ve been practicing strip-till to find out what works and doesn’t work,” Turnwald says.
If you’ve strip-tilled in dry soils in the fall, let me know in the comments below how it worked and whether you made adjustments in timing, fertilizer, placement depth, etc.