Springtime on a farm is typically filled with the hustle and bustle of gearing up for planting season. This is the time of year when most farmers focus on de-winterizing the sprayer, changing oil in the tractors and checking the seed meters on the planter. If you use a field cultivator, it is also important to make sure it is properly adjusted to help provide a uniform seedbed for the upcoming planting season. Whether this is the first season or the thirtieth season for the field cultivator, there are a few items to check before making your way to the field this spring. While field cultivators are specifically discussed here, many of these concepts also apply to other spring tillage tools (vertical till equipment, etc.).
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Bergman, Ryan W., "Are You Planting on a Level Playing Field?" (2020). Integrated Crop Management News. 2620.
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