The last few years have prompted some strip-tillers to reevaluate their crop rotation and adjust to the fluctuating commodity market. Talking with a few farmers, they acknowledged making some pre-season planting decisions based in part on the price of corn and soybeans.
With an increasing global population, a shrinking agricultural land base, climate change and extreme weather events, the nations of the world are focusing their collective attention to the primary resource essential to food production - the soil.
Source: Ruth and Dwayne Beck, South Dakota State University
Historically farmers considered crop rotation a valuable part of their farm management. Crop rotations can be complicated or straightforward. In any given situation there are many factors that each farmer will need to weigh and consider as they find the right crop rotation for them. There are a few guidelines that can help producers with their planning.
Experienced Seguin, Texas, strip-tiller John Friesenhahn discusses the setup of his 12-row strip-till rig, and some of the modifications he's made and plans to make to improve performance strip-tilling corn and cotton.
The 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference offers a mix of informational general sessions, expert-led Strip-Till Classrooms and face-to-face Strip-Till Roundtables. Just as important is the chance to profit from unlimited hallway networking with the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till during this early-August event in Omaha!
Kuhn Krause's focus, above all, is to continue to produce quality products to serve producers better; to strive to respond to their needs with new tools and new technology to meet their growing challenges. Agronomic practices are constantly changing, and at a faster pace now than ever.