Soil desperate for some rain

Visser, Hendrik
April 2007
Farmers Weekly;4/27/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 17, p68
Trade Publication
The author discusses his experiences in arable farming in the Netherlands. He and other farmers sowed sugar beet on the light soil which is good with 70,000 plants per hectare but on the clay, it was nothing but hard lumps due to the dry weather. They have used a power harrow to smooth the soil, but they could not get a good result. They have also been planting potatoes on some fields more in between lumps than in the soil.


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