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Using Strip-Till to Cut Field Costs, Dial Back Nitrogen Rates

Minnesota farmers Nancy and Jerry Ackermann credit strip-till, split nitrogen applications and cover crops for helping them reach 200-bushel corn yields on 140 pounds of nitrogen.
Nancy and Jerry Ackermann have been strip-tilling corn and no-tilling soybeans and alfalfa on their 1,200-acre farm in southwest Minnesota for 15 years. Coming from conventional tillage practices, the transition began on a small 50-acre test plot.
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Matching Nitrogen Rates To Strip-Till Profitability

Through research, Minnesota strip-tiller David Legvold and college senior Emma Cornwell found the most profitable rate of sidedressed liquid 28% isn’t always the highest rate.
Ever since David Legvold began farming land owned by St. Olaf College at Northfield, Minn., about 9 years ago, he’s worked with university professors and students to document the impacts of tillage and crop inputs on profitability, soil health and water quality.
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