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    First time DD

    I am thinking of drilling WW into potato ground that will be lifted shortly. My land is light,has been destoned.
    i am planning on using a KV Grubber for a light run and then power harrow with a drill.
    Of course if the land doesn't get a deluge of rain before sowing.
    No one else around me seems to do this, am I wise?

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    Re: First time DD

    not sure if the pureists would class that at DD,,,for the record, before we go a sumo we would subsoil spud ground, then drill with a combi. it now gets a hit with sumo and drilled with a vaddy carrier drill. rolled , jobb done.although TBF it didnt last year as it was a huge bag of wet panned ashite...your plan should work
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    Re: First time DD

    That's interesting, thanks for the info.
    Anyone else?

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    Re: First time DD

    I don't think a light grub is enough after potatoes.Give it a light,quick grub along the rows to level the surface off and then a good deep grub at an angle to slacken underneath.

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    Re: First time DD

    I will be using a similar one to this,will it be good enough?
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    Re: First time DD

    that spring tine will block and rake all the tops into heaps, you need to deep tine row bottoms if compacted, out then use a heavier grubber with more clearance between tines. In very dry conditions its possible to rake tops off with an acrobat, either remove them or heap and burn them.although they a probably green right now?

    we tried many things 20 years ago in attempts to reduce PCN problems

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