Reprinted from: REACCH
After years of field tests, in dry years and good years, Lauren Port shares her findings on stripper headers and benefits to soil moisture content. She claims that the work at the Ralston Project, near Lind and Ritzville, Washington, is “pushing no-till to its limits” by growing tall cereal crops.
To learn more, watch the video on the REACCH Research Seminar Series in Climate Change and Agriculture youtube channel or below.
Lauren is a masters student in the Washington State University Department of Crop and Soil Sciences working with Dr. Frank Young and Dr. Bill Pan.
What drill did you use to seed into your stripper headed plots?
Hello Tracy. Thank you for your question. Here is the response from Lauren…”The no-till drill we use is an AgPro from Lewiston, Idaho. Our setup uses a half-knife opener with a coulter in front. The row spacing is 16’’ for the low-intermediate rainfall zone. We have had no plugging with that opener-coulter setup and row spacing. An air seeder dispenses the seed.” Let me know if you have any further questions and have a great day.