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.

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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.

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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. 🙂

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