Testing soil-nutrient levels with modern technology reduces inputs and boosts corn yields for Minnesota strip-tiller David Legvold.
Gathering and analyzing data on soil health is gradually becoming an integral part of how strip-tillers operate to become better long-term stewards of their land. But without the right guidance or know-how, thereâ€™s little advantage to be gained. Minnesotaâ€™s David Legvold considers himself lucky to have gotten exposure to the benefits of onfarm research after he began strip-tilling 9 years ago. Through work with educators in the state, and his own ambition, Legvold has reduced input costs, boosted yields and refined his farming philosophy to focus on prolonged soil health.