Tillage Innovation Profiles

 

Duane Paton, Ingersoll, Oxford
Soil Type: Clay | Farm Operation: 2100 ac cash crop and custom work
Years in Operation of Disk Ripper:

Tillage/Cropping System

System: Disk Ripper
Fall Tillage: Disk Ripper
Spring Tillage: Cultivated

Planter Make, Model and Description
  • CIH 1200 with V plough row cleaner
Tillage/Coulter Dimensions:

Fertilizer System:
Liquid In furrow: 22.5 L/ac C-246
Broadcast: 200 lbs of potash
Dry Banded: 6-24-6 starter
Additional Nitrogen on Planter: 120lbs of N 6 inches off row
Sidedress N:

Producer's Comments

Pros

Cons

  • Our soils vary from black muck to clay. Some of our soils do not dry out well without tillage. Conventional system is used to get a quicker start planting.