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Fall Tillage Tips for Dry Fields

September 7, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

Take advantage of a dry fall to fix compaction issues in your field.

Your dry, cracked field could use a little attention this fall, says Ken Ferrie, Farm Journal field agronomist.

"Each field is a little different, when you’re talking about soil density," Ferrie says. But, this year you can have the biggest tillage impact, due to dry soils.

He says running tillage equipment over parched fields will increase lift and shatter. He suggests leveling off your fields, especially if you have large dirt clods after harvest. "This is the perfect year to take out wheel tracks and compaction."

Ferrie shares his tips:


For More Information
Read the latest harvest news and check out AgWeb’s Corn Harvest Map and Soybean Harvest Map.


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