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Committing to Strip-Till Transforms High Plains Farm

Harold Grall credits good records, strip-till and new technology for his ability to double his farm size while cutting fuel and irrigation water.
Harold Grall already had extensive experience growing corn and grain sorghum in the Texas Panhandle when he bought out his mentor, Dale Coleman, and started farming on his own in 1994. At that time, he was farming 3,700 acres of High Plains silt-clay loam just north of Dumas, Texas, and was committed to ridge-till and furrow irrigation.
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Exploring Setup and Benefits of Strip-Till

Farmers have increasingly shifted away from conventional tillage to some form of reduced tillage. In part, this reflects efforts to control labor, fuel, and maintenance costs as well as the recognition that tillage can contribute to a decrease in overall soil health.
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Seed and Fuel Savings Validate Strip-Till Switch

Reducing trips across the field and adopting precision technology has helped Ontario strip-tiller Mark Richards save 15% in fuel expenses and thousands of dollars in seed costs.
For years, the annual field preparation routine for Dresden, Ontario, farmer Mark Richards included a minimum of three tillage passes ahead of planting.
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