A comparison of moldboard plows for dry season tillage of vertisols uri icon

abstract

  • Performance of five moldboard plows was compared during primary tillage in a dry Vertisol. The Kirloskar plow, which is commonly used on Vertisols in India, had the highest pull requirement; a sod bottom Brazilian plow had the next highest pull requirement, followed by the Triplex and ICRISAT plows. The general purpose Mouzon plow was the easiest to pull. The Kirloskar plow created the roughest surface but in general the differences between plows in their effects on surface roughness and clod size are in practice probably not important for Vertisols

publication date

  • 1990
  • 1990