Steve Berning is a big believer in measuring what he manages, which has helped him efficiently strip-till 2,000 rented acres of continuous corn at Galusha Farm in Warrenville, Ill.
Where soil moisture conditions are suitable, strip-till creates narrow-width tilled strips, traditionally in the fall, to increase early spring soil moisture evaporation and increase soil temperature in the top 2 inches.
It can take years for strip-tillers to find the right combination of equipment and a suitable fertility program to make the most of their operation.
Strip-tillage in California’s Central Valley (05/21/14)
Understanding strip till (05/14/14)
Five reasons why strip-till works (04/23/14)
Why strip-till? (04/16/14)