Tillage Innovation Profiles

 

Jerry Zwep, Brussels, Huron
Soil Type: Loam | Farm Operation: Mixed
Years in Operation of Coulter Harrow: 3

Tillage/Cropping System

System: Coulter Harrow
Fall Tillage:
Spring Tillage:

Planter Make, Model and Description
Tillage/Coulter Dimensions:
  • packer afterwards to push stones down

Fertilizer System:
Liquid In furrow: for fall wheat only
Broadcast: for soybeans if needed
Dry Banded:
Additional Nitrogen on Planter:
Sidedress N:

Producer's Comments

Pros

Cons

  • Provides more tillage than a single disk opener-type seed drill which incorporates the residue a little more for faster breakdown.
  • Makes a slightly higher yield especially when fields were compacted by previous years harvest.
  • Has more wear points creating more maintenance.
  • Takes more horsepower and fuel.