Many farmers now have their crops in the ground.
They are growing nicely with moisture provided by higher than average rainfall across the state and good growing conditions.
Now is the perfect time to check crops for the effects of any soil limitations that may inhibit maximum growth.
The performance of grain crops approximately six weeks after planting is a great opportunity to use plant development to assess soils for compaction or acidic band issues.
The best way to assist plants in developing the deep-grown roots they need for standability and access to nutrients and moisture is to break up the sub-soil compaction where it exists.
Doing this without sacrificing surface trashes and organic matters is key, so employing a deep ripping implement like the K-Line ThunderRipper is a perfect solution.
Deep rippers are designed to shatter sub-soil compactions with minimal disturbance to the upper or surface layers of the soil.
This is important as it combats compaction without overly aggressive disruptions of the soil's surface.
If acidity band issues are a problem, a planned incorporation of lime or gypsum with a Speedtiller, prior to planting in 2021, could be a management option.
Using a ThunderRipper or Speedtiller in your planting preparation for 2021 could give plant roots a path to moisture and maximum growth and nutrients.
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