Homemade Strip Till Bar
Renger sprays soybeans twice with Roundup and tank-mixes 8 oz. Still, farmers won't likely see the full benefits of strip-till right away, cautions Steve Hawthorne, who has strip-tilled corn for seven years near Gibson City, IL. He applies units of N on corn going into soybean ground instead of units on average for conventional and units of N on corn-on-corn, he says. I have a 2 acre hillside no-till orchard that I seed with a cool weather legume mix each fall, then flail mow in the late spring for a mulch. I used to seed by cutting shallow furrows with a spring tooth harrow, then hand-crank broadcasting and dragging to cover the seed. Normally, Qualm strip-tills soybean stubble in the fall to plant corn the following spring. It makes a blacker strip than most shanked strip-till machines.
Strip-tilling - Dusanek farming
Lines and paragraphs break automatically. The seed metering system works so well I just wanted to share it in case anyone else wants to adapt it to their needs. Hawthorne also has experience strip-tilling corn on corn. After seeding I follow with a ring roller cultipacker to pack the soil. Healthy soil, less tile, better root growth.
Home built no-till seed drill
Description: Farmers who want to try strip-till should start on drier soils first, where the potential for a yield boost is greatest, agrees Arnold. You may want to purchase a strip-tiller with individual parallel linkage so that the row units flow over the ground like a planter to achieve a consistent fertilizer depth, advises Qualm. Parallel linkage would be helpful, agrees Randall, who cautions farmers to avoid making strips past in. I had to use only one gang of the two gang offset disc to lighten the implement enough to use on my compact Kubota BX However, Arnold prefers making strips in the spring, mainly because of better nitrogen N management.