Home / Crops / Tillage / Mild winter gives good opportunity to go ripping

Mild winter gives good opportunity to go ripping

Updated: 02/14/2012 @ 12:10pm

“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 

 Get Rid of Hard Pan Soil for Better Row Crop Yields

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM WILLIAM MORGAN more + No other content from this user
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Ageless Iron TV: Tractors at War