Tillage Innovation Profiles

 

Jonathan Currelly, Port Hope, Northumberland
Soil Type: Sandy Clay loam | Farm Operation: Garnaska Grain
Years in Operation of No-till: 10

Tillage/Cropping System

System: No-till
Fall Tillage: none
Spring Tillage: none

Planter Make, Model and Description
  • John Deere 1770 Conservation Tillage
Tillage/Coulter Dimensions:
  • Flat coulter at front applying dry fertilizer
  • Trash whippers with coulter in middle
  • Keeton seed firmer

Fertilizer System:
Liquid In furrow:
Broadcast:
Dry Banded: 200lbs/acre P8K
Additional Nitrogen on Planter: 15-20lbs/acre
Sidedress N: 120lbs/acre N

Producer's Comments

Pros

Cons

  • Efficient N use
  • Side dressing is a lot of work