Soil aeration

5 posts

Member for

1 year
Last seen: 02/11/2020 - 07:45
Joined: 03/20/2019 - 11:41

Soil aeration

Hi everyone tossing up between purchasing an aerator or chisel plough to aerate a few paddocks on a small farm.
Hoping a few members on this site has some experience in either to pass on some knowledge.
Its mainly dairh pasture and not irrigated.
Any help be great thanks

Last seen: 04/06/2020 - 22:21
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Albertgotdonkey,

Welcome to the small farm forum and thanks for the question.

If you are just looking at getting oxygen into the soil an aerator would work fine. You will want to choose the right time to aerate, with the soil being not too dry or wet.

In my experience a chisel plow would do too much damage to your existing pasture and make the paddocks very rough. If you were looking at removing the old pasture and replacing it with new a chisel plow could be used as part of the preparation process.

Also, using an aerator will be much faster, less costly and more efficient then a chisel plow.

Regards,

Charlie

Last seen: 02/11/2020 - 07:45
Joined: 03/20/2019 - 11:41

Thanks for that Charlie. Also looking at a 3 tyne ripper as well for depth and hopefully dont disturb soil as much as a chisel plough

Last seen: 04/06/2020 - 22:21
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Deep ripping sounds like a better idea, it is a good way to incorporate gypsum or lime into the sub-soil.

If your paddocks have rocks in the sub-soil I would not consider deep ripping.

Charlie

Last seen: 02/11/2020 - 07:45
Joined: 03/20/2019 - 11:41

Thanks again Charlie, its mainly river flats and a few low areas that just look like they need some air. No rocks in any of the soil.

Albert

New Forum Topics

Topic Replies Last post Forum
452 Creating an income on a hobby farm
bylindah on Thu, 11/10/2011 - 06:26
7
by admin
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 13:03
General Forum
5996 Rugging a Steer?
byerjstanley on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:19
0
by erjstanley
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:19
Cattle
5995 Old Bloke old farmer
byAlfie on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 22:11
0
by Alfie
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 22:11
New Members
5994 Second hand dairymaid
bywolfatron on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 02:30
0
by wolfatron
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 02:30
Machinery & products
5991 Pasture grass identification
bySammymorgan24 on Sun, 03/29/2020 - 19:31
2
by admin
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 08:47
Pastures
5973 IH B414 diesel
byMoorey67 on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 10:03
1
by admin
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:07
General Forum
5960 An old bloke, new farmer
byDazmac on Sun, 02/23/2020 - 15:29
2
by pasture.improv…
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:05
New Members
5962 Some advice on tractor implements.
byassidic on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 19:11
3
by pasture.improv…
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:01
Farm equipment
2268 Blady grass eradication
byharwel on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:25
2
by pasture.improv…
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:56
General Forum
5967 Cost of rabbit vaccinations
byDreamChasers on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 06:50
1
by admin
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 12:53
General Forum
5964 Regulations around home butchering of carcass bought from slaughter house/ butchery
byelizabethakinsanya on Sun, 03/08/2020 - 21:10
1
by admin
Fri, 03/13/2020 - 08:59
General Forum
5966 Smsf farm buying
byjohnj on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:40
1
by admin
Fri, 03/13/2020 - 08:47
General Forum
5961 When do I slash after planting a new pasture?
byWayne1 on Wed, 02/26/2020 - 10:51
1
by admin
Wed, 03/04/2020 - 09:53
Pastures
5933 Pasture management for newbie
byOneeyedman on Sat, 01/25/2020 - 16:47
3
by admin
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:59
Farming Help
5948 Looking for a lely tined weeder
bymcilett on Sun, 02/09/2020 - 18:14
1
by admin
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:35
Machinery & products
5937 Looking for Giant Bermuda Grass Seed
byCQGems on Wed, 01/29/2020 - 07:13
2
by CQGems
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 06:41
Pastures & Crops
5932 Black headed cockchafers
byMegz on Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:06
1
by admin
Fri, 01/31/2020 - 16:28
Farming Help
5930 bobby calves
byAllison68 on Sat, 01/18/2020 - 22:58
2
by admin
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 17:28
Farming Help
5673 Goat Worming
byBrettgarland on Sat, 05/11/2019 - 17:06
9
by rocket
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 10:57
Farming Help
3822 goats
bymatthew10goats on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:05
4
by admin
Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:32
Farming Help

Our Sponsors

Our Partners