Shawn P. Conley, J Gaska, A Roth, and S Mourtzinis
State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Strip tillage adoption in corn and soybean has increased. This can alleviate cold, compacted soils in rotated production systems. Potential agronomic benefits are earlier planting dates, warmer soil temperatures, greater fertilizer efficiencies, less soil disturbance and fertilizer incorporation and soybean yield response to strip till has tended to be less consistent than in corn.
The objective of this study is: Quantify the effect of strip tillage and fertilizer placement on soybean stand establishment and seed yield