unsigned, open edition print
Winter ploughing buries weeds and other vegetable matter under the soil where they decay and enrich the field as manure.
Weeds that cannot be covered by the plough can be harrowed away and turned into compost manure.
Farmers who practise dry planting are well advised to winter plough.
Winter ploughing helps conserve moisture, decomposition of stalks and leaves that would have been left in the fields after harvesting.
Winter ploughing helps conserve residual moisture which helps when farmers plant with the first rains and assists in weed control.
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