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The Omnis FT Tillage Tool is ideal for breaking up compaction and providing consistent soil tilth in conditions where residue has already been properly sized and distributed by the combine.

Horsch introduces the Omnis FT Tillage Tool

New tool offers uniform water infiltration, soil warming and residue and soil blending

Horsch has announced an expansion of its North American primary tillage line with the launch of the all-new Omnis FT Tillage Tool. Engineered and built at the company’s Mapleton, N.D., facility, the new concept in primary tillage incorporates innovations pioneered by Horsch — a global manufacturer of seeding, planting, tillage and application equipment — both […] Read more

The No. 1 cause of compaction is working soil when wet.

How to minimize soil compaction on your farm

Compaction facts, how to tackle it and its effect on your farm’s bottom line

If you’re driving alongside your field before your crop comes up this spring, it will likely be very easy to see the paths your grain carts and combine drove last fall. Look a little closer and you might be able to see the lines your sprayer and even your seeder drove months before harvest. The […] Read more


Harrows are more effective earlier on, when weeds are at the white thread stage.

Comparing mechanical weed control options

Considering adding a mechanical option to your herbicide rotations? Try these

Mechanical weed control is not anything new. Farmers have been using harrows and various tillage tools to control weeds for centuries, and for organic farmers mechanical weed control remains the only option. What is new is the technology that is available to help make mechanical weeding more efficient and effective, like GPS or camera-guided systems […] Read more

Case IH begins production of tillage tools equipped with AFS Soil Command.

AFS Soil Command hits the market

Case IH begins producing new tillage tools equipped with digital tech


Digital technology has become commonplace in powered farm machinery, but it has also been steadily moving to all types of equipment. This past winter Case IH announced the introduction of their AFS Soil Command digital technology for tillage equipment. Now it says production has started on machines equipped with it, and they’ll be hitting customers’ […] Read more


Lemken improves parts life

German-based Lemken expands 
line up of wear-resistant parts

In the 1980s, Germany-based Lemken, which specializes in tillage equipment, introduced its “Dural” hardened wear parts to improve service life on ground-engaging components. Ten years ago it introduced the DuraMax line of wear parts, which offered another 15 per cent improvement in wear resistance over the Dural parts. This year Lemken has announced it’s expanding […] Read more

A variety of field data, like this map that shows applied down force when seeding, will be compared against yield data to determine the effects of tillage on different soil types, topography and field conditions.

AGCO’s tillage approach on trial

Are new technologies paying off in the field? AGCO wants to find out


This year AGCO hired a new PhD agronomist for North America and gave him the task of testing the effects of today’s equipment and high-tech features when used in the real world. Speaking to a group of journalists at the brand’s Jackson, Minnesota, facility this summer, Jason Lee gave an update on the progress of […] Read more


Mentors (and work) help with successful tillage project

Where there’s a will there’s a way

Our farm has always done the impossible. Most of the time, the motivation of being told we cannot do something is all that’s needed. Added to that is a whole lot of faith that it needs to be done. This spring my daughter and I presented my son with a need. We needed a sizeable patch of soil turned black. Apparently, […] Read more

U.S. Midwest floods to weigh on diesel demand come harvest

Putnam County, Ill. | Reuters — A disappointing planting season due to massive flooding in the U.S. Midwest this spring is expected to have spillover effects on diesel demand during harvest season, analysts and traders said. Heavy storms that lingered over the Midwest left millions of acres unseeded and put crops that were planted late […] Read more


The One-Pass Cover Crop Seeder attachment is available on Unverferth’s new Rolling Harrow 1245 and 1245D models.

New cover crop seeder attachment

Unverferth introduces the One-Pass Cover Crop Seeder option

Unverferth Manufacturing used the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, in February as the venue to introduce its new mounted One-Pass Cover Crop Seeder attachment. It can be fitted the brand’s new Rolling Harrow 1245 and 1245D models that have working widths up to 37 feet. The attachment allows for one-pass planting of cover crops, an agronomic practice […] Read more

AFS Soil Command from Case IH, allows for on-the-go changes to tillage implement settings with just the push of a button.

Case IH introduces AFS Soil Command

Smart tillage now an option on the red brand’s implements

Just as technology gives producers a tool to improve on-farm efficiency and reduce operating costs on combines, tractors, and drills, brands have been taking that technology and applying it to tillage implements for the same reason. Case IH recently introduced its AFS Soil Command, which brings digital tech to its red line of tillage implements. Case IH tillage […] Read more