How deep should you plow?

Opinions differed at this year’s Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Most thought the plowing was too deep while some felt the plowing was too shallow. Plowing is an art


There was a lot to learn again at this year’s Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show equipment demonstrations. This year, it was plowing – not the art of plowing but demonstrating plows.

But it is hard to separate the plow from the plower and hard to separate plowing from plows.

I asked various equipment manufacturers why they were plowing so deep and they said they felt that was what farmers wanted. I said no, they want to plow shallow. They asked me how shallow do they want to plow and I said, “Six inches maximum and four inches would be better.”

Better Farming - November 2012