Lost in translation

September 2008
Farmers Weekly;9/19/2008, p15
Trade Publication
The article deals with the calibration instructions on the seeder box fitted to a converted deep cultivator for drilling rape. They were in English, but the translation led to the same action being given three different names. At a local potato event, a soil scientist explains compaction and just how deep it can be. When he explained the problems that a plough can cause when freshly disturbed small soil particles are washed down the profile over winter to form a hard layer, the author began to doubt that the plough was the right tool on the land.


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