At W&A Crop Solutions, we take a systems approach to meeting your agronomic needs. Strip-tillage is a “total system” involving tillage, seed bed preparation and optional fertilizer placement. By incorporating variable rate fertilizer technology, we can help you maximize your investment and minimize environmental impacts.
Nutrient Management and issues with dissolved reactive phosphorus in the Great Lakes is an issue quickly gaining the attention of the media, government, and society in general. The algal bloom in the Western Basin of Lake Erie is being blamed largely on production agriculture, and the use of commercial fertilizers and the rates, timing and methods of application.
At W&A Crop Solutions, we feel Strip-tillage with prescription fertilizer applied to meet cropping needs based on reliable soil tests of designated management zones is one part of the solution to these issues.
Protecting our water is a job everyone involved in agriculture takes very seriously. Protecting our rivers and streams from sedimentation and the run-off of chemicals and fertilizers, as well as the protection Lake Erie by way of both the Maumee and Sandusky rivers is an issue that has been gaining political momentum, and is an emphasis of farm managers throughout Northwest Ohio. At W&A Crop Solutions, we also see this as an important challenge for Agriculture to do its part, and are working on various initiatives including strip-tillage with variable rate fertilizer application and cover cropping to measure the value in crop production and environmental benefits.