Historically, tobacco producers have relied heavily on surface tillage to prepare fields for transplanting. This typically involved moldboard plowing, followed by several secondary tillage operations, such as discing then leveling with a soil finisher. Transplanter developments and modifications in the late 1990’s, coupled with new chemicals for weed control, made no-till (NT) tobacco a viable option for tobacco producers in Kentucky (KY).
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Ritchey, Edwin L.; Pearce, Robert C.; and Grove, John H., "Tillage and Subsoiling Effects on Soil Compaction and Yield of Burley Tobacco" (2012). Plant and Soil Sciences Research Report. 4.