Just because you have chosen tillage in the past does not mean that it is needed every season. The first step is to identify why you are doing it. Start with asking yourself what you’re trying to accomplish and find a procedure that will accomplish that- which may or may not lead to tillage.
Farm Journal’s Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie discusses the proper uses of tillage in Episode 10 of Corn College TV Season 3. He says that picking the right tillage tool is needed to accomplish appropriate depth, disease control, and bulk density.
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"The right tillage at the right times can really boost yields," he says. "The wrong tillage at the wrong times can erase a lot of yield. It’s a situation where we’re thinking about the whole process."
Learn more about tillage and appropriate usage in Episode 10 of Corn College TV below.