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Why do we not STRIP TILL every acre of corn?

I was introduced to strip till in 1975. It worked pretty well, very well actually; but it didn't sell.

Almost every soil scientist on the planet is recommending strip till as the most economical, most environmentally friendly way to produce corn but only a handful of growers are actually putting strip till into practice. 


What's the deal? 
Corn seems to like it! 
The soil seems to like it! 
Do the scientists have it wrong? 
Is the equipment wrong? 


Why are all corn growers and even soybean growers not adopting strip till? 

I look forward to tons of comment and advice. 

Merry Christmas to all and all the very best of farming in 2017 
Jim 

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Comment by Jim Boak on December 24, 2016 at 10:45am

Thanks Joe - I will do just that. Merry Christmas

JB

Comment by Joe Dales on December 24, 2016 at 10:42am

Thanks for posting the question Jim.

I suggest that you also post it on our more active main Farmer Discussion website at

 

http://www.Agriville.com

I suggest posting a similar question in the Commodity Market forum where there are thousands of farmers per day visiting....a large percentage are from Western Canada.

 

Take care,

 

Joe Dales

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