PASTURES AND SOILS

Not too wet, not too dry

ANYONE who has tried to drag a deep ripper through soil that is too dry knows the difficulties; the tines struggle to penetrate the hard ground. But deep ripping soil that is too wet can present even greater problems.

Jill Griffiths
Not too wet, not too dry

Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) research officer Wayne Parker said that when soil is too wet the tines go through the soil ‘like a knife through butter’ and the soil doesn’t...

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