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Getting Every Inch Out of Strip-Tilled Soil

To make the most of their sandy topsoil and diverse cropping system, Wisconsin strip-tillers Eric and Megan Wallendal rely on targeted fertilizer applications and soil preservation.
The phrase "change is constant" is an appropriate one to summarize the ever-evolving strip-till operation at Wallendal Supply in Grand Marsh, Wis.
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From The Desk Of Jack Zemlicka

Let The Earthworms Turn Your Soil

This time of year, I look forward visiting a few farms to get a recap of harvest and also catch a glimpse of some fresh fall strips. Although there were still plenty of combines harvesting corn ahead of an expected early mid-November cold snap in western Wisconsin and central Minnesota, I had a chance to traverse the newly strip-tilled fields of Tom Muller.
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Strip-Till, Fertility Tweaks Boost Soils, Increase Corn Yields

Moving to deep placement of nutrients and incorporating organic fertilizers helped Nebraska strip-tiller Ron Kadavy improve corn yields by 20 bushels an acre.
Farming in Weston, Neb., in the eastern part of the state, Ron Kadavy is accustomed to dealing with high winds, low humidity and inconsistent rainfall on his 2,000-acre corn and soybean operation.
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Trial And Error Leads To Strip-Till Success

Switching to 30-inch corn, and experimentation with cover crops and strip-tilled soybeans, is showing a promising payback for Indiana strip-tiller Jason Wykoff.
With the majority of their acres dedicated to seed corn, a crop that requires intense management, strip-tiller Jason Wykoff and his wife, Gretchan, can’t afford to waste time and money on unnecessary field passes.
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