Deep ripping replaces ploughing at Agrovivo
Agrovivo have been changing the cultivation strategy of the enterprise in light of changing climatic conditions but also as part of the optimisation strategy to improve future farm performance.
“Alongside Strip Till cultivation, we have also replaced conventional ploughing for deep ripping for our cropping that is not being cultivated through Strip Till technology” said Yuri Kornev, Chief Agronomist
Deep ripping mechanically breaks up compacted soil layers working down to 35-50cm depth to loosen hard layers of soil. Deep ripping is of particular benefit when it is used to break through a compacted pan or distinct constraining layer, allowing root access to unconstrained soil water beneath this layer.