Bio Strip-Till: Best of Both Worlds

Using cover crops with strip-tillage helps growers improve the crop-row environment, build soil organic matter and protect fields from erosion.

There’s a new hybrid practice growers are taking advantage of that marries the benefits of cover crops with those of strip-till.

The practice of “bio strip-till” represents an advanced way of using cover crops to improve the crop-row environment, says Joel Gruver, a cover crop and soils agronomist at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.

The concept is very new and is being defined mostly by cover-crop innovators. While more must be learned about yield…

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