Published January 2, 2019 | By Mike Petersen
Recently some news came out of Ohio and the cooperative work that Orthman Manufacturing is directly involved with Ohio State University researchers. The three foundational pillars that we at Orthman deem as vital to success with a Strip-Tillage Systems approach are being met with the on-going research efforts Dr. Fulton at Ohio State University and his assistants and staff have been doing.
I am including an article from the Ohio Country Journal published the last few days of December 2018, click on the link and scroll down below the picture of the awards picture to see what Mr. Trey Colley III shared at a conference with the OSU findings and ideas for Eastern Corn Belt growers. Now many of you may not be in that part of the United States, the principles stay even for any of the rest of you and Trey’s words ring true. https://www.ocj.com/2018/12/ohio-no-till-conference-highlights-equipment-innovation/
It is our hope that as growers move towards less tillage to help with the hypoxia issues of the Mighty Miss and the algal blooms of Lake Erie which are being found to be happening quite profoundly due to agricultural inputs along with other inputs. Placing P&K in the soil and not on the soil surface is being found to be extremely effective to reduce phosphorus sediments moving and also nitrogen detachment into water courses. We who strip-till across this nation are accomplishing best management practices to greatly reduce the runoff and soluble P from going into streams, rivers and lakes.
Take about 4 minutes to read what Trey Colley had to say. It may be right what fits your management program where you live and farm.
Mike Petersen, Lead Agronomist for Orthman