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Vertical Tillage Has Two Main Objectives
The first is to remove density layers caused by plowing, disking or field cultivating. The second is to manage residue from previous harvests in order to reduce residue size and maintain uniform density.
Why Is Vertical Tillage Important?
Because by removing density layers and properly managing residue, you create a uniform, unrestricted soil profile that promotes maximum root development and increased yields. Plants raised in a vertical tillage system exhibit higher drought resistance, reach and utilize more nutrients, and have greater standability due to healthier stalks and root systems.