Breaking up Tramlines
Wednesday December 30th, 2015
It is nice to see the compacted tramlines in fields being broken up with tines. This allows water to get through into the soil and not cause unneeded water and soil runoff. Some fields that are left over winter after harvest are prone to soil erosion especially after sugarbeet if nothing is done to the soil to alleviate compaction. Leaving stubbles is ideal if not drilling crops straight away, and if sugarbeet is harvested sowing cover crops afterwards will also protect soils.
Even though it will take extra cultivation, extra cost and wear and tare on machinery, soils will be protected while the cover crops are growing before spring drilling.
Tramlines still need breaking up even if you have stubbles and cover crops, so please take a look and protect your soils.