Soil gets tired. After years of supporting a rotating cast of crops, the soil’s nutrient supply is often exhausted. The tilling, turning, and planting also degrade the organic matter in the soil and its ability to stay hydrated.
Research has shown that both cover crops and perennial biofuel crops can relieve soil compaction. Cover crops are generally planted between cash crops such as corn and soybeans to protect the bare soil.
Dry weather is pervasive across the state of Pennsylvania this fall. This means even many of those perpetual wet spots have dried up, opening an opportunity to alleviate soil compaction using subsoilers.
More growers are seeing major benefits by strip-tilling in the spring, citing cropping flexibility, slashed fertilizer costs, reduced winter erosion and the ability to deal with changing weather conditions.
Sparland, Ill. strip-tiller Jay Riddell discusses his multifaceted approach to maximizing yield potential through variable-rate. Centered on tissue testing and management zones for seed and fertilizer application, Riddell's goal is to equalize costs per bushel across all 1,500 of his acres.
Kuhn Krause's focus, above all, is to continue to produce quality products to serve producers better; to strive to respond to their needs with new tools and new technology to meet their growing challenges. Agronomic practices are constantly changing, and at a faster pace now than ever.
Thurston Mfg. Co. began operations in 1971 producing small agricultural related Blu-Jet products and has since flourished into a major force in the fertilizer injection and farm implement markets. Thurston Mfg. has achieved the ultimate in ease and versatility with its Blu-Jet line of StripTill Systems row units.