Due to the challenging conditions during harvest, farmers struggled to get their fall tillage done. Buffalo Lake, Minnesota farmer Bill Ryberg utilizes strip till. While he will be able to nearly eliminate compaction, Ryberg says that won’t be the situation for the conventional tillage operations. “I’m sure we’ll see guys go out with a disc and lightly disc it and that will create compaction later with the tire tracks,” said Ryberg. “After that, they may come back with vertical tillage tool, making multiple trips.” In Ryberg’s view, these tillage decisions have a long-lasting impact.
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