Field day in Iowa

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Published August 17, 2011 | By admin

 

Benefits of strip-tillage on exhibit at the Iowa State Learning Farm

 

Join Orthman field reps and other experts from Iowa State University on Thursday, August 25 from 9am to 2:15 PM near Ames. The show will take place at the Iowa Learning Farm- click here to view the Iowa State Extension page.

 

Hear from ISU Experts:

 

Matt Darr on precision agriculture technology
Mark Hanna on strip-tillage equipment
Roger Elmore & Alison Robertson on corn and crop concern

 

An Orthman rep will be showing a 1tRIPr strip tillage machine at this show.

 

The event is free, and open to the public. Complimentary lunch will be provided.

 

Attendees will be able to learn about all aspects of strip-tillage, network with farmers who have been using this practice, talk with experts about crop issues and see in-field strip-tillage and precision agriculture demonstrations.

 

With the implementation of strip-tillage, landowners and farmers should see better water infiltration, improved soil structure, and potential for reduced fuel, machinery and other crop input costs. Before planting (fall post-harvest, or spring pre-plant) a strip-tillage implement creates strips of tilled soil. Surface residue is left undisturbed between the tilled strips. Corn or soybeans are planted into the tilled soil strips, which warm and dry faster than the rest of the field, making this system ideal for some Iowa soil types.

 

-courtesy Iowa State University Extension

 

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