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Conquering Stubborn Soils and Residue with a Switch to Strip-Till

Seeding and fertilizing experimentation enables Nebraska farmers to better manage residue, convert poor fields into pivotal performers.


Pictured Above: STRIP-TILL SWAP. Brent Willnerd (left) and Kirk Brand began strip-tilling across all corn acres in 2014, turning the tables on notoriously heavy soils riddled with residue and compaction

Conventional wisdom is overrated for Nickerson, Neb., farmers Kirk Brand and Brent Willnerd, especially when it comes to getting the most out of their 2,600-acre corn and soybean operation.

After starting out of primarily no-tilling both corn and soybeans, they believed a better option existed…

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