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Strip-Till Benchmark Survey

Strip-Till Corn Yields 9 Bushels Higher Than No-Till Average in Dry Year

Steady yields & increased cover crop usage among key takeaways from 11th annual Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study
Strip-Till Farmer’s 11th annual Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study, with responses from 215 strip-tillers across the U.S., shows that strip-till yields didn’t take much of a dip in 2023, despite much of the country experiencing dry or drought conditions.
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The Risk of Sidewall Compaction

When soil is in the 'plastic' state, the risk of sidewall compaction is high, which can affect early crop development and reduce crop yield potential.
According to USDA, 23% of Pennsylvania corn had been planted on May 6th, 2024, and few soybean acres have gone in so there is still a lot of planting that needs to be done.
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USDA Projects 4% Increase in 2023 Planted Corn Acres

USDA’s March 31 Prospective Plantings report forecasts increases in planted corn and soybean acreages for 2023. USDA's Grain Stocks report, also released March 31, reported year-over-year decreases in corn and soybean stocks vs. 2022.

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