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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vertical Tillage

I was duly impressed with the vertical tillage tool below. The tool lifted and shattered compaction in the upper part of the soil profile. It also creates a very narrow compaction footprint. The points ore on 30 inch centers. The soil was profoundly softer where this tool had been used as opposed to untilled soil in the same field.

This soybean stubble was vertically tilled with very little residue lost. This could be used in notill fields.

This corn ground was vertically tilled. Even the wheel tracks were relatively soft.

More information in November

Information on shallow vertical tillage

1 comment:

Brad said...

Dave,
Always great to see info addressing compaction the quiet profit robber.