With the coming end of fall tillage, you will see a lot of different tillage styles in our area. This is my take on it all: Look at it this way when it comes to corn stalks if they are on top of the ground. Stalks are not being used to their fullest potential. When they are left on top as they break down you are losing the energy that you used to grow them. If you bury the stalks or other organic matter under a few inches of dirt, it helps maintain carbon into the soil instead of releasing it into the atmosphere. With our CR (Chisel Ripper), only a little amount of material is left on top to help control run off.
I personally have never let what others say or do influence what I know is possible. If someone says I cannot it becomes a challenge to me. I never stop trying to improve on whatever I am doing. No matter what job I have ever done and no matter what I feel, I look back and learn something from it.
Jeff Sberna - Farmer and Founder of J&D FarmBuilt LLC