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West Union, Iowa
Newly Planted Corn
Jensen plants directly into a spring-made strip. This is the only soil disturbance he performs annually.
A benefit of Jensen's system is the amount of residue build-up he gets, which reduces soil erosion and improves soil quality.
Jensen makes strips in the spring when he plants and fertilizes.
Collin Jensen uses Yetter Sharktooth trash whippers to move crop residue and find a clear zone.
Jensen planted corn in soybean residue in late April 2009.
Jensen makes spring strips, plants and fertilizers in one pass.
Jensen uses a 24-row planter, and plants 20 inches apart at a nearly 2-inch depth.
Collin Jensen plants corn at a 1 1/4 - 2 inch depth in the strip.
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