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A COMPARISON OF THE MOLD BOARD PLOW AND THE ROTO TILLER WHEN USED AS SPRING TILLAGE IMPLEMENTS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CORN AND WHEAT IN A TWO YEAR ROTATION.
This trial compares the production of corn and wheat, in a two year rotation, planted following spring tillage with the roto-tiller, and production of corn and wheat planted following spring tillage with the moldboard plow.
Yields are recorded in table 34.
|Table 34. Yields of Wheat and Corn on Roto tilled Land and on Spring Plowed Land.|
|Treatment||Yield*||1964||2 Year Average|
|Wheat on Roto Tilled Cornland||23.6||23.6||19.6||22.3||7.9||15.1|
|Wheat on Spring Plowed Cornland||20.4||26.7||27.5||24.9||8.2||16.6|
|Corn on Rototilled Stubble Land||6.5||4.6||5.6||5.6||5.2||5.4|
|Corn on Spring Plowed Stubble Land||6.9||6.6||5.7||6.4||4.4||5.4|
|*Yield of Wheat in bushels per acre. Yield of corn in tons of corn silage per acre at 70% moisture.|