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Consider Effects on Seedbed Before Tilling Wet Soil
Integrated Crop Management News
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
  • Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-13-2008
Abstract
The current weather conditions of frequent rain caused saturated conditions in most Iowa soils. Tilling soil for drying the soil surface or weed control at this time may have significant negative impacts on creating proper seedbed conditions and increase soil compaction. When early weeds have emerged but surface soil is still too wet for no-till planting, growers often consider doing a shallow field cultivation in an attempt to kill winter annual weeds. Non no-tillers may consider cultivation simply to dry the soil. Before spending time and fuel for cultivation, analyze the potential effects on weeds and soil.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
H. Mark Hanna and Mahdi Al-Kaisi. "Consider Effects on Seedbed Before Tilling Wet Soil" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/118/