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Kris Durbin Contractors... 04/23/2012 @ 12:24pm who do this everyday understand it better than anyone. As far as the suggestions I should clarify that doing it yourself can be risky. Also, the dollar figure is closer to $50,000 not $5,000. Easily confused. The common mistakes of grading is mentioned. This is typically the biggest mistake for first time tilers. Contractors are very intelligent in this area where grades, coefficients, etc, are concerned. For someone who does not own a plow or has not plowed before, I would suggest talking to a contractor first.

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Kris Durbin Tile 04/23/2012 @ 10:54am Great article, Jeff. A couple things to add, if I may...last spring was a disastrous wet spring in comparison to nearly perfect weather this spring. Another thing that tiling has done in our region, is that farmers are able to plant earlier on tiled ground as opposed to un-tiled land. The farmer in this article mentions the rental issues that are all too common in our region. Landowners are hesitant to put more money in fields that they rent. However, one only needs to see yield monitors to see the benefits of tiling. I also want to point out that there are a plethora of great contractors for those who do not do it themselves (owner-operators). Simply put, the capabilities of improving ground in this matter (tiling) are exceedingly abundant and remain a sure-fire way to get the most out of your land. Yield monitors don't lie.

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