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.