The practice of strip-tillage continues to gain acceptance
with row crop farmers across the country. With the
Hiniker strip-till solution you will realize the economic, agronomic and environmental benefits of
this tilling method.
Hiniker’s shank fractures the soil 6-9" deep while
concave discs capture and place the disturbed soil into a berm
directly over the tilled strip, creating an ideal seedbed. The
raised berms produced with strip-tillage result in a warmer,
dryer seedbed, allowing for earlier planting in heavy soils than
other systems, notably no-till. In addition, compaction issues
are reduced with the strip-till method as a result of fewer trips
across the field.
Season-long fertilizer availability is also
enhanced when fertilizer is placed in the slot while strip-tilling.
Also, residue remains between the rows where it can aid in moisture
conservation, erosion control and weed suppression.
practices may also benefit crops growing under irrigation. The
increased water infiltration and deeper root development that
are a result of strip-tillage mean irrigation requirements can
often be reduced while still maintaining yields.