Soil Preparation

The Best Ways To Prep Your Farm For Each Season

April 30, 2012
Row of Crops

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The American farmer has long waited for winter months to come to an end, as he or she looks to the coming of spring as time to begin the honorable and strenuous work out in the fields to provide people around the U.S. with a source of food.

Prior to planting their crops, farmers should perform soil preparation through some form of tillage or chemical “burn-down,” according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This helps to kill the weeds in the seedbed that would negatively influence planting operations due to the fact that this unwanted growth can crowd out the crop and compete with it for water and nutrients.