Early deep ripping and crop responses

Research in Western Australia is finding deep ripping to 50-70 centimetres can lift wheat, canola and lupin yields by helping to alleviate subsoil compaction. But timing this strategic tillage operation can be problematic.

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Optimal results on a range of deep sands, sandy loam, duplex and some clay soils typically occur when ripping is carried out just after opening rains in autumn.