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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6 ft) deep soil dynamics laboratory which has proved to be very successful for more than 20 years for many PhD student projects and commercial research, helping to develop the wide furrow moldboard plow for Kverneland, the Solo cultivator for Simba, a shallow slurry injector for Greentrac, the Going Stick for evaluating the "going" at racecourses for Turftrax, aspects of tillage train development for Vaderstad, the new traction control systems for Land Rover, mobility strategies for defense vehicles, and sub-sea cable laying and recovery plows for Global Marine Systems.
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.
The rapid adoption of minimum tillage put the moldboard plow on the endangered species list.
One of the best ways to make sure seed-soil contact and reduce competition from existing vegetation is to moldboard plow or disk.
This occurred, Allmaras says, as farmers started using conservation tillage techniques, all but abandoning the moldboard plow that opened up the black prairies and started a carbon drain that lasted for almost a century.
Develops high clearance, hydraulically adjustable moldboard plow which is subsequently licensed to DMI.
Our cultivation method using the moldboard plow went unchallenged for generations until Plowman's Folly.
The soil is conventionally tilled with a moldboard plow.
But even though it is such a time-honored symbol, the moldboard plow is a relative newcomer on the farming scene, having been impossible prior to the development of steel in the early 19th century.
At the time, the moldboard plow was the only available tool," says Weslaco agronomist Jim Smart.
Four different tillage including a moldboard plow followed by rotivator, once rotivator, twice rotivator, no tillage and finally direct seeding.
Typically, farmers use a moldboard plow to kill both sorghum and cotton plants.