Fall 2012 Tillage

Since 1 August 2012, we have received approximately 8 inches of rain.  Tilers and grave diggers are reporting the top 2 foot of soil is at field capacity or slightly below.  But, below this two foot depth the soil is extremely dry.

When the surface soil dries up, I would proceed with fall tillage operations.  The tillage operation will allow more moisture to enter the soil profile for next year’s crop.