Methods that lead to crop success
Strip tilling, conservation tillage, and more
What effect does the tillage system you use have on surface residue levels, soil quality factors, grain yield and profitability? What are the best nutrient management practices for conservation tillage? Can I maximize profits and yields if I practice conservation tillage and what tillage system is the best fit for my crop rotation? How can I best manage soil compaction?
What we offer
University of Minnesota Extension provides education on topics including soil compaction, soil quality factors, harvesting of crop residues, nutrient management in conservation tillage, tillage impacts on water quality, and tillage effects on yield and profitability. Our website, extension.umn.edu/tillage, has numerous fact sheets, articles, and research results from different regions in the state. We also sponsor field days, workshops, winter meetings, the Strip Till Expo and the annual Conservation Tillage Conference.
Sample resources include:
- Fall tillage management in wet soil conditions
- Tillage best management practices for water quality protection
- Using the bottom line to compare tillage systems
- Tires, traction, and compaction
- Soil organic matter in cropping systems
- Managing ruts left by fall harvest
- Tips for profitable crop residue management systems