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Farm tiling work stuck in deep freeze

March 18, 2019
By Successful Farming


Persistent cold, snow and a deeper frost line in the soil is delaying winter, spring tiling activity in the Corn Belt. Joel Sandeno, Agri-Tile Inc., says the work season for tiling farm fields has been shortened this winter and doesn’t look good for spring.

Ann Johanns, Iowa State University Extension program specialist, agrees that there will be a tight window this spring to get fields dry enough for tiling. With the long winter and delayed spring, there will be discussions on whether tiling needs to happen this spring or whether it will have to wait. The last three months have been the fifth wettest ever, and tiling experts worry that the fields will remain too wet to work in once the soils thaw out. | READ MORE