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.