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Make the Right Tillage Management Decision
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-2-2008
Abstract

This year, as producers decide whether to till or not, special consideration should be given to high fuel prices. Generally, producers know what it takes to operate tillage implements and how much fuel it would take to finish the work. Conventional tillage plus planting and spraying in general would require approximately three to four gallons of fuel per acre compared to one gallon per acre for no-tillage. Field operations in general, including tillage and harvesting, along with nitrogen fertilizer use and crop drying consume most of the crop production energy.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Mahdi Al-Kaisi and H. Mark Hanna. "Make the Right Tillage Management Decision" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/157/