Agronomy Geeks Ontario —Ep. 8: Tillage Strategies for a Wet Spring


As the cool, wet spring drags on in Ontario, many farmers are wrestling with whether they have time for tillage or should they just plant as soon as the soil is fit.

In this episode of the Agronomy Geeks Ontario podcast, Bernard Tobin talks tillage strategy with Salford Farm Machinery’s Jim Boak. Are certain types of tillage tools better than others in cold, wet soil? Should you work the seed bed deep or shallow in these conditions? What about residue? What problems or issues arise from not being able to manage the previous crop residue early in the season? At what time do you forget about tillage and simply plant?

Tune in below for tillage tips you can take to the field.

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