Orthman & Nat’l Soils Dynamic Laboratories Start Trials in 2012

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Published February 6, 2012 | By admin


Three Year Study in the Southeast U.S. will assist growers make better informed tillage decisions!


A three year study at the National Soils Dynamics Laboratories (NSDL) is about to get started with Orthman Manufacturing, Inc spring of 2012 to evaluate the conservation tillage system of Strip-Till with the Orthman 1tRIPr. This study will compare tillage systems such as direct seeding, conventional tillage, and strip tillage and there are plans to mix in cover crops. Cotton and soybeans are the dominant crops that will be studied in depth in the trials managed by NSDL.


The NSDL are under the leadership of USDA-Agricultural Research Service and Auburn University. They are one of the premier research groups in the world and have over seventy five years of research history.


Orthman Manufacturing is joining hands for the study of soil quality/health changes. Dr. Kip Balkcom, research agronomist will be the lead researcher along with a staff of other fine scientists.


The agronomic staff at Orthman Manufacturing is thrilled to enter in this study agreement to continue to advocate one of the best tillage management programs that assist growers improve their bottom line, help with water management of the soil, and reduce erosion concerns.


If you have any questions about this three year study please contact Dennis W Neffendorf, Regional Agronomist at dneffendorf@orthman.com or Michael Petersen, Lead Agronomist at mpetersen@orthman.com


The above image is from the NSDL on the campus of Auburn in Alabama.




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