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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shallow Vertical Tillage

One of my clients recently purchased a new vertical tillage tool show below.  The idea of vertical tillage is to leave a lot of residue on the surface while creating a seedbed.  The tool below is capable of that goal.  I like the straight disks and it is running at a 5 degree angle off perpendicular to the rows.  It is doing a good job cutting up residue and leveling off the field.  The straight disks minimize compaction.  The producer is planning to plant soybeans in the stale seedbed.  This is a big change for him because he has used a DMI Tiger in the past to really churn things up. 

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