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Banding vs. Zone Fertility Placement

Broadcasting fertilizer requires mechanical incorporation across the entire field otherwise there can be nitrogen (N) losses to volatility from urea-based fertilizer sources or losses to wind or water. While this method creates a nutrient-rich zone a few inches below the soil surface, application can be non-uniform, and the loss of crop residue increases the soil erosion and concentration risk.
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[Podcast] Banding vs. Broadcast: Comparing Strip-Till Fertilizer Application Strategies

In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Thurston Mfg., we welcome Iowa strip-tillers Jeff Reints and his son Clay to share their trial and error approach to comparing the benefits of banding fertilizer vs. broadcast application.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Thurston Mfg., we welcome Iowa strip-tillers Jeff Reints and his son Clay to share their trial and error approach to comparing the benefits of banding fertilizer vs. broadcast application.
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Using Strip-Till as a Natural Farm Management Tool - Rod Sommerfield - NSTC 2015 - MP3 Download

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Veteran strip-tiller Rod Sommerfield has been banding fertilizer since 1972 and has long studied the benefits of precisely placing nutrients below the soil surface, rather than a broadcast application. Farming in Mazeppa, Minn., Sommerfield uses strip-till as a natural farm management tool to reduce input costs, save fuel and improve soil health.

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