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Farm Management: Vertical Tillage

As the planting season begins, let's take a ride with a farmer and learn more about vertical tillage. The vertical tool is called an accelerator. It works a depth up to four inches. The 40-foot tool takes 500 horsepower to pull. It chops the stalks up. The vertical tool is better for conservation than intensive, deep tillage. The maintenance is minimal. 

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