Have you considered using a rotary hoe this spring? Rotary hoes are versatile tillage tools that can be used to accomplish many tasks. The rotary hoe can decrease soil crusting and enhance crop emergence. In addition, it causes little soil compaction. With severe rain, the potential for soil crusting is high on fine-textured soil after it dries. Combating soil crusts quickly is one way to prevent a poor stand.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi; Hanna, H. Mark; and Tidman, Michael J., "Use the rotary hoe for soil crusting" (2001). Integrated Crop Management News. 1991.
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