Custom Strip Till

JWF offers custom strip till applications with the latest variable rate and RTK guidance technologies. Strip till combines the benefits of both traditional and no-till practices by placing nutrients directly below the seed in the root zone. A narrow strip of tilled soil about 10 inches wide is made while leaving residue on the remaining untilled soil. For more information and to see if strip till is right for you click here.

How It Works

Strip till is a system that uses minimum tillage to apply fertilizer directly below the seed zone, where roots have easy access. This application method can be done in the spring, prior to planting, or the fall after harvest.  It offers the advantages of soil warming from traditional tillage.  However, it leaves residue to the side of the 8-10 inch strip, conserving moisture and reducing erosion similar to no till.  By eliminating the need for primary and spring tillage, the GPS guided strip tillage equipment allows for less input and less time in the field.

Advantages of Strip Till

  • Decreases erosion with most residue left undisturbed
  • Reduces trips through field causing less soil compaction
  • Allows for more efficient and precise nutrient placement with GPS guided tracts
  • Saves time, fuel, and money compared to conventional tillage
  • Efficiently conserves moisture
  • Increased returns compared to conventional or no till systems
  • Reduces soil erosion from wind and rain
  • Earlier planting with warmer, dryer seedbed preparation when compared to no till