Tillage Innovation Profiles

 

Fraholme Farms , Embro, Oxford
Soil Type: Sandy loam | Farm Operation: Dairy
Years in Operation of Shallow (Aerway or Field Cultivator):

Tillage/Cropping System

System: Shallow (Aerway or Field Cultivator)
Fall Tillage: Aerway 85 acres
Spring Tillage: Aerway 165 acres

Planter Make, Model and Description
  • J.D. 7000 grow dry fertilizer + alpine insecticide in furrow
  • Yetter notill, single fertilizer coulters, trash whippers
Tillage/Coulter Dimensions:
  • 16 6 deep 30 apart 2 off row

Fertilizer System: Spring manure no fertilizer. Fall manure just starter
Liquid In furrow:
Broadcast:
Dry Banded: starter
Additional Nitrogen on Planter: Just starter + possibly Alpine
Sidedress N:

Producer's Comments

Pros

Cons

  • Better incorporation of liquid manure
  • Residue retention
  • Less erosion
  • Great for aerwaying alfalfa once in a season with light manure application.
  • Will only aerate the soil or you can till it very similar to plowing
  • Must be dry conditions to work properly