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Restless Tillage Syndrome

Sep 17, 2013

 This parody video of the prescription medicine ads is especially timely. It could help you identify "Restless Tillage Syndrome."

While this video is focusing on no-till as the remedy to the illness…. A recent conversation with Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie has me thinking a little more broadly.

Ferrie advocates that farmers rethink their tillage system—and not limit themselves to broadly doing the same tillage practices across all their farms. In some cases, a farmer should be ready to adapt their tillage by what that field (or even zone of the field) demands and that could mean some fields are no-tilled and some are managed with tillage. The unifying concept across the fields shouldn’t be the type of tillage but rather the concept of managing the soil profile for uniform density.

And Ferrie says that can be achieved with no-till, strip-till and vertical tillage practices. Learn more in this news article and this Corn College TV episode

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