A veteran producer in Alliance, Neb., has been watching his brother become successful with twin-row crop production in strip-till over the past few years, so last spring, Brian Jelinek decided it was time to follow brother Jim's lead, planting his sunflower, corn and dry edible bean crops in twin rows.
Strip tillage is one of the conservation tillage options available for managing corn residue prior to planting soybeans.
District Conservationist Denis Schulte, with U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Fort Dodge, says strip-till is a conservation tillage system that offers producers reduced input costs, financial incentives and the potential for increased yields in dry years.
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