After planting is finished, many producers turn their attention to post-planting cultivation. Even good conservation tillage programs have valid reasons to consider cultivation--primarily weed control and crust busting. The key is to be certain that cultivation is needed and to minimize crop residue loss.
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Hanna, H. Mark and Al-Kaisi, Mahdi, "Post-planting cultivation in a conservation plan" (2003). Integrated Crop Management News. 1629.
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