The Return of the Moldboard Plow

Whether it’s wet springs or just farmers exploring their options, it appears as though the moldboard plow is making a bit of a comeback. It is though, as Agronomist Pat Lynch explains, not the moldboard plow you knew before. The newer plows are much more adjustable, doing their job much better than their older counterparts.

SEE MORE COFS12 COVERAGE.

RealAgriculture correspondent Bernard Tobin spoke to Pat Lynch at the moldboard plow demonstration at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to talk about why there is a renewed interest in the equipment and how to properly use them.

If you cannot see the embedded video below click here.

 

RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in agronomy information for your farm.

Trending

Autonomous seeder with close ties to SeedMaster to be unveiled in coming weeks

SeedMaster is involved in plans to unveil a major innovation in autonomous seeding in the next few weeks. The Emerald Park, Sask. company had a prototype "residue wheel" seeding toolbar on display at the Farm Progress Show in Regina last week. The prototype features spoked wheels evenly spaced between seed openers. As SeedMaster engineer Matt…Read more ยป

Related

2 Comments

Dave Hooker

Pat gives excellent advice on the moldboard plow. If one chooses to plow, it must be setup and operated to mitigate some of the negatives. Some important goals may include: plowing shallow (<15 cm), furrows on their edge with narrow bottoms, level, and perhaps some residue retained on the soil surface. The newer plows can achieve most of these goals to a greater degree than older plows, but they must be setup and operated properly. Oh, and expensive no-till equipment can be rented as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Reply

Leave a Reply