Iowa: Using a Vertical Tillage Tool for Weed Management – Video

Vertical tillage tool. Photo: deere.com

Vertical tillage tool. Photo: deere.com

In addition to preparing the soil for planting, tillage can be an effective strategy for weed management. During a field trial, blue chalk was applied to the soil surface in areas where a tillage pass was made with a vertical tillage (VT) tool at a 3 degree, 5 degree and 9 degree gang angle setting.

In this video, ISU Extension Field Agronomist Meaghan Anderson explains how a VT tool performs when it comes to mixing herbicides into the soil, and which gang angle settings are most effective. 

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