Shall We Discard Our Plows?

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1944
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Browning, G.
Norton, R.
Davidson, J.
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One of the live topics of the day is whether the plow is ruining our land, whether farmers to save the soil for this and future generations must stop the age-old practice of plowing in preparing their land for cultivated crops. In this article the authors discuss the results of experiments conducted here in Iowa in which plowing is compared with other means of preparing seedbeds for corn. In general, we think many of you Iowa farmers who read the results of these tests will decide - if you haven't already - that perhaps you are not quite ready to junk your plows.

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