Stiles Farm Foundation – Texas A&M – Williamson County, Texas
Location of the Stiles Farm and Orthman sponsored
Going into the 12th season [starting back in 2008] of working cooperatively with the staff and leadership at the 501.3(c) farm near Thrall, Texas; we are seeing under the direction of Ryan Collett farm manager work to accomplish efforts in demonstrating Strip Till in the Brazos River area where full width tillage is the primary method to raise row crops such as corn, cotton and grain sorghum. The work that is in play for the 2020 season with the Orthman 6row 1tRIPr is incorporating fertilizer placement of N-P-K prior to planting, and also after a small grain crop (wheat) then planting sesame in 30 inch rows for crop alternatives.
Strip Till offers advantages to the Texas farmer in the way of fuel savings, water erosion protection with spring and summer high intensity rainfall events, placement of nutrients, fertilizer efficiency, reduction of water erosion and fertilizer losses, alleviating soil compaction in the high clay content soils and helping water intake.
Each early summer the Stiles Farm puts together a great informational day showing what is happening with on-going research from Texas A&M and other efforts like ours right on the farm.
Contact Ryan Collett at the Stiles Farm 512.898.2214 or Orthman’s Territory Tech and Sales Representative – Justin Cross 806.500.0847 they will be glad to visit and assist with your questions.