Tackling tillage for 2014Dec 19, 2013
Farmers refining their approach to tillage are on the lookout for new ways to prepare the seedbed for the following-year crop. From combination tools to the rising popularity of vertical tillage, the fall farm shows had a range of choices on hand.
Rising concerns over herbicide-resistant weeds have producers rethinking tillage in new ways. For those committed to conservation tillage there are new rigs that can knockdown weeds, size residue and leave a protected seedbed ready to plant into. And for producers who have soils where more tillage is needed, you'll find options there too.
Conservation tillage, vertical tillage and combination tillage tools offer plenty of options. You'll even find tillage producers who are thinking about the rising concern of over-the-road transport, creating innovative narrow fold designs. And tillage producers are working on ways to handle tough residues, like new-generation corn stubble that breaks down more slowly.
So check out this gallery of tillage tool choices as you plan for 2014. The images and information were prepared by the Farm Progress show coverage team including Josh Flint, Tom Bechman, Mindy Ward and Lon Tonneson.
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