In the Dirt with Salford: Must-Have Tools for Planter Evaluation, Plus a Tillage To-Do List

Editor’s note: Welcome to a new series from RealAgriculture.com — In the Dirt with Salford Machinery. This 10-part series will look at crop production from the ground up, focusing on soil management and the role tillage plays in managing this resource. 

Many farmers have their favorite tools in their crop scouting kit, but how many have an equally well-stocked soil scouting kit?

In this first episode of In the Dirt, Jim Boak, national sales manager with Salford Machinery, explains some of the everyday and not-so-everyday tools he carries to the field when checking things like establishment, planting depth and soil temperature. What’s more, Boak describes how field prep or planter short falls can be see at establishment, and also how in-field observations can create a To-Do list for the coming fall or next spring.

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