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Collin Jensen Strip-Till Photos

Collin Jensen Strip-Till Photos

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Collin Jensen
West Union, Iowa
Corn/Soybeans
1,800 Acres

 

 

Newly Planted Corn

Jensen plants directly into a spring-made strip. This is the only soil disturbance he performs annually.

Crop Residue

A benefit of Jensen's system is the amount of residue build-up he gets, which reduces soil erosion and improves soil quality.

Spring Strips

Jensen makes strips in the spring when he plants and fertilizes.

Equipment

Collin Jensen uses Yetter Sharktooth trash whippers to move crop residue and find a clear zone.

Spring Planting

Jensen planted corn in soybean residue in late April 2009.

Spring Strips

Jensen makes spring strips, plants and fertilizers in one pass.

Spring Planting

Jensen planted corn in soybean residue in late April 2009.

Spring Strip-Till

Jensen uses a 24-row planter, and plants 20 inches apart at a nearly 2-inch depth.

Seed Depth

Collin Jensen plants corn at a 1 1/4 - 2 inch depth in the strip.