The slurry plough project: Slurry under furrows

For his degree thesis, Christian Wiesmann analysed the advantages of placing slurry in strips while ploughing. And here's what he discovered

by Tobias Bensing

When it comes to cultivation, the techniques of strip-till and ploughing are polar opposites, with the former just targeting the strip of ground that's to be planted, while opting for furrows means that the whole field is worked.