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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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Strip-Till Helps 22,000-Acre Farm Run More Efficiently

Reduced tillage passes, timely planting and erosion control are big strip-till benefits for Watts Brothers Farms as it grows vegetables to keep food packaging and production plants running.
Jermey Tuttle knows all about the benefits that strip-tillers in the Corn Belt cite about the practice, ranging from saving fuel and reducing erosion to precision placement of fertilizer.
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Maintain Strip-Till Rigs To Boost 2013 Yields

Reviewing and replacing mechanical parts and checking precision-ag components, software and rate controllers can increase your chances of profitability in the next growing season.
Taking extra time this summer to give strip-till equipment and precision technology a thorough tuneup could make a big difference in yields and farm profitability next year, experts say.
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Corn Stover Removal And No-Till: A Balancing Act

No-tillers that follow guidelines can remove some stover from continuous-corn fields and still warm up soils, improve nitrogen efficiency and retain organic matter.
No-tillers growing continuous corn often face a dilemma when residue piles up in their fields after harvest, leaving a mat that can keep soils cold and wet and make planting difficult.
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Bio Strip-Till: Best of Both Worlds

Using cover crops with strip-tillage helps growers improve the crop-row environment, build soil organic matter and protect fields from erosion.

There’s a new hybrid practice growers are taking advantage of that marries the benefits of cover crops with those of strip-till.


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