THE NO GOOD HORRIBLE AWFUL VERY BAD – & COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTOOD – MOLDBOARD PLOW

THE NO GOOD HORRIBLE AWFUL VERY BAD – & COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTOOD – MOLDBOARD PLOW

Enough is enough! I have had it with the critics of the moldboard.

100% of them do not know what they are talking about (no clue) and here is the math to back it up.

60% of these critics have never seen a plow in operation. They have seen them parked or in pictures.

30% of the critics have never operated a plow. Would have no idea how to set one. No idea of how to maintain a plow. Clueless about what parts were in need of replacement. Clueless about how a plow works. Clueless about when, where, how and why this tool should be used.

5% have operated too deep, too shallow or pulled a rusted piece of scrap iron out of the fence row in October or November and butchered a plot of soil so bad that come spring they needed to slice and dice it with a disc harrow like John Barleycorn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8878chOvfI before they dragged out the cultivator to level of the ridges they created with the disc harrow. Then, to no one’s surprise but theirs; they reported at the next harvest that no-till yielded just as well as the plow but at a much lower cost. What genius!

The remaining 5% have never learned to plow properly but more importantly have never understood that the plow is simply an excellent soil management tool to be used surgically to solve or correct a yield and profit limiting factor or factors. It is not a practice. It is not a habit. It is quite simply a very good tool that in the skilled hands of a soil master can be a huge benefit in the regeneration of soil, now and in the future.

(if we dont kill it with ignorance)

That is 100% folks

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