Strip-till in Tasmania; A reduced till faming system
Strip-till is a system of cultivation that works strips of soil where the crop will be planted or sown and leaves most of the soil covered and undisturbed.
Strip tillage is currently used in Tasmania for brassica seedlings, fodder beet and carrot seed. The main benefits being seen include improved water infiltration and retention, healthier crops, fuel savings, fertiliser placement and efficiency. It's important to think of strip tillage as a farming system, not just a tillage practice.
This video was developed by the Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection project in conjunction with the National Vegetable Extension Network (VegNET) Tasmania , funded by Hort Innovation using the vegetable research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.