Agronomy Talk

Soil Prep with Forecasted Storms

Agronomy Update

Published on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

How do different tillage practices (or lack of) affect the ability of soils to accept water? Luke Schulte, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, demonstrates differences experienced by a no-till field and a stale seed bed field (that has been touched by a disk ripper and a field cultivator).

Luke shows how each of the fields are impacted by one inch of quick rainfall, regarding absorption, sediment separation, and soil aggregate stability. Microbial environment disruption that can take place with some tillage practices. Remember to watch out for potential soil crusting that can occur, which can sometimes lead to soil seedling diseases like pythium. Reach out to your local Beck’s representative this spring with planting questions.

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