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Managing Inputs & Residue on High-Yield, Strip-Tilled Corn

Strip-tilling and variable-rate practices revolutionized Illinois farmer, Kevin Kennedy’s practices. But each change requires some fine-tuning for peak results.
Kevin Kennedy has shaken things up on his 3,200-acre farm in Walnut, Ill., over the last few years. He switched from conventional tillage to strip-tilled corn 3 years ago and did the same for soybeans last year.
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From The Desk Of Jack Zemlicka

Variety Is The Spice Of Strip-Till

Finding a strip-till setup to best suit your soil type, farm size and budget isn't always easy, especially if there aren't opportunities to test and see equipment at work. This was a challenge that Kimball, S.D., farmer Todd Boesen encountered when he first transitioned his corn operation to strip-till 5 years ago. While there were a number of custom strip-till operators in the south- central part of the state, Boesen says he didn't have a clear sense of where to start.
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