The Economic Benefits of Switching to Strip-Till
The Delhotal family’s five-generation farm in West Brooklyn, Illinois transitioned to strip-till in 2009, and has seen great economic benefits since. Ray Delhotal states, “Just this last year, operation-wide, switching to strip-till has saved almost $80,000 in labor, fuel and machinery costs.” Frustration from root balls led the family to transition from conventional to strip-tillage. Reduced soil compaction and disturbance from strip-till along with controlled-traffic and a targeted fertility program has contributed to a 10-40 bushel per acre yield advantage of corn. Read more about the Delhotal’s transition to strip-till here!