As a fifth-generation farmer, Dave Delhotal takes pride in producing high-quality crops while caring for the land in an environmentally sustainable way. Through the dual efforts of strip-tilling continuous corn and a controlled-traffic system, he’s been able to fight compaction and dramatically increase soil health on the family’s West Brooklyn, Ill., operation.View
With corn and soybean prices coming back to Earth from historical hights — and herbicide resistance still a major concern — many no-tillers will be forced to take a harder look at their rotations.
In this 40-page profit-boosting report, you'll discover the many benefits, numerous tips and best practices for no-tilling small grains. Here's a peak at some of the topics covered inside...
Dave Legvold’s 38-year journey from conventional tillage to strip-till has been a process of experimentation, building confidence in a system and using onfarm research to drive his decision-making. The Northfield, Minn., strip-tiller will share his strategies for improving soil health, nutrient efficiency, water retention and a systems approach to water management using tile to create a flourishing strip-till system. View
Keith Schlapkohl is taking aim at 300-bushel corn and 100-bushel soybeans, and strip-till is just one of the practices he’s using in his systems approach to high productivity. The Stockton, Iowa, farmer runs nearly 1,000 acres of strip-tilled corn-on-corn and also lays down 30-inch-row strips ahead of soybeans following corn. View
Strip-tillage is proving to be a significant alternative to conventional-tillage systems. Over the past 10 years, Iowa State University has documented the performance of strip-till compared to conventional tillage across various soil types, drainage classes and weather conditions at a half-dozen locations in Iowa. View
Tony Vyn has participated in research for more than 30 years comparing strip-tilled corn to other tillage systems on different soil types following corn, soybeans and winter wheat. The Purdue University cropping systems and tillage specialist will share how the expanded plantingtime “window” of strip-till and the relative yield performance of strip-till systems have grown as equipment has improved and farmer utilization of precise automatic guidance has grown. View
Fall or spring strip-till? Coulter setup or shanks? Jeff Reints has worked with nearly every corn-production system in the past 20 years, having switched from conventional tillage to no-till in the ‘90s and then transitioning to strip-till in the last decade. View