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Published on Friday, May 27, 2016

What are the viable ways to combat pinch row compaction? 

Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Innovation Lead, Jason Webster, introduces an on-farm study where we will attempt to combat pinch row compaction with the use of TrackTill®. This planter attachment, manufactured by Yetter, is a series of blades that fit behind the center lift tires of the planter. TrackTill lifts and fractures the soil in an effort to eliminate wheel track, or central-fill pinch row compaction. Pinch row compaction leads to shorter, stunted plants, restricted roots and ultimately yield loss. 

In 2014, PFR saw an average of 5.4 Bu./A. advantage with the use of TrackTill at three of our locations. 

We hope to bring you more yield results this season as we continue to test TrackTill. Check out the video to learn more.




Practical Farm Research (PFR)® is a registered trademark of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc. TrackTill® is a registered trademark of Yetter Manufacturing, Inc.

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