/ How agriculture works thread #791
Not all cabbage is hand picked:Depends entirely on the crop pocked actually. Cabbage is 100% had pocked, so are sauce tomatoes and green peppers.
Around here there is no more deep ripping. The most you would see is maybe 14" and that would be the old timers used to doing it that way. Common now is either vertical tillage that slits the ground with almost no surface disruption or cultivators with either sweeps or spikes for minimal surface and trash disruption. The trend and progression to zero till is obvious.John Deere 8RX 370 with a 9 shank ripper going 2 ft deep uphill and down hill.