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New Ways to Prepare Corn Ground
Iowa Farm Science
  • W. E. Larson, Iowa State University and United States Department of Agriculture
  • F. W. Schaller, Iowa State University
  • Walter G. Lovely, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Wesley F. Buchele, Iowa State University and United States Department of Agriculture
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You've probably heard of several new tillage methods for corn being proposed. Some of these methods include ridge planting, mulch tillage, listing, minimum tillage and tractor track planting. Question: What are they and do they fit in on your farm? If so, how and where?

We've studied some of these methods extensively and have had experience with all of them. Some look more promising than others, though each may have a place. Our research is continuing. While we haven't reached final conclusions on all phases, this article reports what we've found so far.


This article is published as Larson, W. E., F. W. Shaller, W. G. Lovely, and W. F. Buchele. "New ways to prepare corn ground." Iowa Farm Science 10 (1956): 3-6, FS-653.

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W. E. Larson, F. W. Schaller, Walter G. Lovely and Wesley F. Buchele. "New Ways to Prepare Corn Ground" Iowa Farm Science Vol. 10 Iss. 10 (1956) p. 3 - 6
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