Impact of Shallow Vertical Tillage on Soil Disturbance
During the spring of 2010, the UW Discovery Farms Program conducted a special project on five western Wisconsin farms in response to questions posed by the Wisconsin Soybean Association on the soil and water conservation features of vertical tillage implements. Vertical tillage implements are designed to cut and distribute crop residue, as well as conduct shallow tillage.
UW Discovery Farms hopes to utiize this research for the education of the general public, farmers and interested parties such as the Wisconsin Soybean Association. Through our collaboration with UW Extension, we will further be able to educate these sectors.
Through this project, we collected field data on 14 crop fields where either Great Plains Turbo-Till or Summers Supercoulter Plus implements had been used (not an endorsement or exclusive list, represents participant’s machines). Below you will find links to factsheets, webinars, and presentation materials that outline the study design and findings of this project.
Webinar presented by Kevan Klingberg, recorded by Penn State University Listen here
Materials accompanying a presentation given at the Wisconsin Crop Management Conference View here