soil erosion prevention

Geff Fitzer (right) with his son, Conner, are pictured Monday in a strip-tilled field that shows new corn coming up amidst last year's bean stubble. With strip-tilling, only the planted part of the row is disturbed.
Geff Fitzer, who farms west of Luverne, has been strip-tilling his fields for 13 years with notable success. That can be no better proven than in the June 2014 and recent May 10 rain events, both of which gouged deep gullies through fields and washed fertile topsoil into ditches and downstream. “I...
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