With lower commodity prices and the cost of inputs and land expected to remain steady for 2015, farmers are looking at different ways to save money without sacrificing yield. One practice that’s gained momentum with conventional and no-till farmers alike is strip-tillage; or as, we at Environmental Tillage Systems like to call it, zone till.
Why do we call it that? Well, aside from the fact that it’s fun to tell people “Don’t bother me. I’m in the Zone”, the work taking place in the field is happening in two zones: the growth zone and the work zone. But before we get in “the zone”, let’s make sure we’re on the same tillage page.
What is Strip-till?