Strip Till

Strip till corn offers significant benefits to the farm.  First, more residue can be maintained on the soil surface for erosion control. 

Secondly, a long term (7 year study) conducted by Dr. Tony Vyn, demonstrated equal yields for strip till and a chisel system.  Dr. Vyn also found that the greatest yields were grown when the seed was planted directly over the P&K fertilizer band.  However, caution needs to be exercised when nitrogen applications are considered.  Some nitrogen can be applied under the seed row, but larger nitrogen applications need to be 5 inches off the row.