Tillage FAQs:

Q: Is tillage the agricultural preparation of soil by mechanical agitation of various types?

A: Yes, such as digging, stirring, and overturning.

Q: Is tillage designed to only disrupt the soil in a narrow strip directly below the crop row?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tillage often classified into two types?

A: Yes, and primary and secondary.

Q: Is tillage a form of modified deep tillage in which only narrow strips are tilled?

A: Yes, and leaving soil in between the rows untilled.

Q: Is tillage often referred to as conventional tillage but as conservational tillage is now more widely used than intensive tillage?

A: Yes, and it is often not appropriate to refer to this type of tillage as conventional.

Q: Was tillage used in US cropland more than intensive or reduced tillage?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tillage currently in practice are Pennsylvania?

A: Yes, and Connecticut, Minnesota, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois.