moldboard plow


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moldboard plow

[′mōld‚bȯrd ‚plau̇]
(agriculture)
A plow equipped with a curved iron plate (moldboard) that lifts and turns the soil. Also known as turnplow.
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In studies with other types of soil, such as acriferric Red Latosol, larger area was mobilized using moldboard plow, followed by scarifier and disc plow (Carvalho Filho et al.
While there are many aspects of moldboard plows that I could cover, coulters always seem to be an area in which old plows are deficient.
Thus, no-tillage corn produced greater yield on well-drained sandy loam and silt loam soils but less yield on a dark and poorly drained soil than moldboard plow for continuous corn (Griffith et al.
The traditional primary plowing tool is the moldboard plow (figure 16-4).
Over the last decade the use of alternatives to moldboard plow tillage practices as a means of controlling soil erosion and soil degradation has been the focus of considerable economic research (Rahm and Huffman 1984; Young and Shortle 1984; Korsching et al.
Other types of moldboard plows generally have these, or similar, parts.
Tillage treatments were moldboard plow + two passes of disk harrow (MDD) as conventional tillage method; moldboard plow + one pass of rotavator (MR), chisel plow + one pass of rotavator (CR) and two passes of disk harrow (DD) as reduced tillage methods; one pass of rotavator (R) and one pass of tine cultivator (C) as minimum tillage methods and no-tillage (NT).
2007), no-tillage also resulted in more organic carbon and nitrogen accumulation than moldboard plow in the surface 15 cm.
A uniform experiment with six locations was conducted in central Mexico comparing no-till management with conventional management using the moldboard plow for primary tillage for corn production.
To destroy alfalfa, moldboard plow it (don't use a chisel plow) and cultivate it a few times so the crowns dry out and die.
for 10 yr before being broken out of sod with a moldboard plow in 1967.
A moldboard plow, cutting deep into heavy damp soil (see 600) needs a strong pull.