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Secondary Tillage

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Secondary tillage is any working completed after primary tillage and is undertaken for
• Reducing ped size,
• Weed control,
• Incorporation of fertilizers,
• Puddling and
• Leveling soil surface.

Secondary workings are usually shallower and less aggressive than primary tillage. In the animal powered system, the second working is normally undertaken with the moldboard plough when the field is fully saturated. The final workings are then completed using peg tooth harrows to puddle the soil and leave the surface level and ready for planting

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