Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study

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6th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark Study

Cover Cropping Adoption Reaches New High Among Strip-Tillers

Cereal rye remains most popular variety, while drilling in covers is most popular method and post-harvest seeding is preferred timing.
Results of the 6th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark study, evaluating 2018 cropping practices, underscored strip-tillers’ stability in an unstable ag market.
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5th Annual Strip-Till Benchmark Study

Population Adjustments Play Into Seeding Strategies for Strip-Tillers

Strip-tillers increase average seeding rates for corn, decrease for soybeans and better than half utilize cover crops in their operations.
As farmers dial into determining where and when to push or scale back on seeding rates, strip-tillers have — on average — consistently planted lower populations than no-tillers for both corn and soybeans.
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5th Annual Strip-Till Benchmark Study

Timing & Types of Fertilizer to Accommodate Seasonal Need

Strip-tillers shying away from spring-applied potassium and phosphorus, as well as anhydrous application with the strip-till rig.
Being able to adapt and improve a fertility program is a constant evolution. While it won’t eliminate all of the variables that can influence root structure, plant growth or nutrient uptake — a flexible strategy can at least better manage them.
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5th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark Study

Shifts in Row Unit Size, Setup & Timing of Strip-Building

Greater percentage of strip-tillers ran 8-row units, preferred shank-style setups while far fewer spring strip-tilled in 2017.
Flexibility is a luxury strip-tillers often speak of with their system. The ability to adapt row-unit setups to suit field conditions, and even shift the timing of strip-building to accommodate for Mother Nature’s unpredictability, can pay big dividends for strip-tillers.
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5th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark Study

Corn Yields, Average Strip-Tilled Acres Continue to Climb

Farmers strip-tilled 70% of total acreage, while corn yields eclipsed 200-bushels per-acre, soybeans stayed consistent.
While strip-till tends to be practiced in pockets of North America, there is a sense that interest and adoption is on the rise. Talking with strip-till researchers and academics during the last year, the consensus is that strip-till is on the upswing.
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5th Annual Strip-Till Operational Practices Benchmark Study

Experience, Age & Location of Strip-Tillers Evolving

Geographic and demographic trends underscore transition, expansion of strip-till methods.
Strip-till is often equated to a puzzle, with farmers having to assemble aspects of equipment, fertilizer application, technology, seed selection and soil health together. When one piece is missing, others don’t often fit.
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4th Annual Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Pushing Crop Production with a Strategic Approach to Strip-Till

Trending growth in corn, soybean yields validated by increases in strip-till acres, cover crops and adoption of implement guidance technology.
Trending growth in corn, soybean yields validated by increases in strip-till acres, cover crops and adoption of implement guidance technology.
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