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Harvesting High-Yield Corn with Strip-Till

Moving from ridge-till to strip-till helps Steve Frahm get the most from his soil and push corn yields to near 250 bushels per acre.
As Steve Frahm began adding acreage to his irrigated Ashland, Neb., farm more than a decade ago, one mounting challenge was finding the time and labor to continue ridge-tilling.
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Strip-Till Experiment Offers Early Lessons

When Nick Viney partnered with Josh Trautman to form Badgerland Grain Farms LLC in 2006, they started with just 155 acres in south-central Wisconsin. But during the last 7 years, they've grown their Evansville, Wis.-based operation to more than 1,800 acres, an even split of strip-till corn and no-till soybeans, with about 180 acres of no-till wheat.
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Video: Hitting The Nutrient Zone In Strips Despite A Wet Spring

Jerry Baysinger of Bruning, Neb., shares his strategy for hitting the nutrient zone in strips, despite a wet spring. Baysinger adapts his operation by off-setting strips with each pass of his 12-row strip-till unit to leave a wider gap and plants off the side of each strip with his 24-row planter.
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