Mild winter gives good opportunity to go ripping
“This old Steiger isn’t very fuel efficient but for breaking up the compaction pan, it’s the right tool for the job” says Tub Gibson, of Freehold, NJ. Tub spent the morning on Valentine’s Day ripping a 20 acre piece and plans to cover about 40 acres this week.
The mild winter has given farmers the option to get in the field due to the lack of frost in the ground and snowfall. Furthermore, the lack of snowfall could be the beginning of a dry season.
Tub is ripping about 22 inches deep and will follow it up with a disk once it sits. It should be good for an early planting of sweet corn next month.
Good article on sub soiling