Published August 1, 2011 | By admin
July 27th Special Guests from 5 states came to learn more about Strip-Tillage System Technology
In the midst of the heat and high humidity at the Orthman Research Farm we brought growers, dealers, agronomists, Seed Company rep’s and fertilizer leaders in the learn more about what is happening with the Orthman Research teams work.
Right at 28 came and got exposed to better hybrid selections, a tweaked fertility program for Strip-Till, some No-Till plots compared to Strip-Till right adjacent, and new additives that are helping nutrient uptake.
We are working towards in continuous corn what are the main four details farmers should not miss for success in Strip-Tilled corn. Those are:
1] Fertilizers placed in the strip-till zone with accurate RTK guidance on the tractor
2] The best seedbed we know possible with the Precision Tillage machine – the Orthman 1tRIPr
3] Placing the seed source correctly and best hybrid that will root as deep as possible to garnish all the nutrients you provide plus what is down deep along with soil water
4] Make sure the products for nutrients fit your crop needs, using liquids timely makes for a sure bet
All our guests went away fortified and filled with some new skills and information in the filled folder we gave out to each person. We had folks from So. Dakota, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and Illinois. A great group. We had two root digs open for all to see and explained well.