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Strip-Tillers Narrowing Their Options

Growers using rows less than 30 inches are preserving residue and still getting the many strip-till benefits they’re accustomed to.
Whether it’s strip-tilling on 20- or 22-inch rows, a small, but dedicated number of strip-tillers are making narrow rows work for them.
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Digging Deep For Answers

Soil pits can help no-tillers answer questions about crop development, compaction and soil quality.
Three experienced scientists say soil pits are another tool no-tillers can use to examine soil structure, root development, compaction, soil quality and other important agronomical issues.
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Strip-Tillers Putting Manure In Its Place

Injecting manure into strips allows more efficient use of manure, increases yields and creates a positive public perception of farmers
Strip-tilling and applying manure simultaneously may make as much sense as other dynamic duos in agriculture, like corn and soybeans, ham and eggs and “rain makes grain.”
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Building Spring Strips When It Didn’t Get Done

If a late harvest didn’t allow you to strip-till last fall, making shallower berms and splitting fertilizer this spring can help you stay on track
While many strip-tillers would have preferred to build strips and put down fertilizer in the fall, a late harvest prevented much of the work from being completed.
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Fall Nitrogen Requires A Balancing Act

Reduce your spring workload and apply nitrogen more cheaply, but the risk of leaching could leave you short of nitrogen when corn needs it.
When you have a spring season like 2008, you can understand why some growers make an effort to apply at least some of their nitrogen in the fall. But just because you get your nitrogen applied before winter flies, that doesn’t mean it will all be there next spring and summer when your corn needs it.
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