Slip plowing in non-stratified clay
F. E. Robinson
J. N. Luthin, University of California
California Agriculture 22(11):8-9. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v022n11p8.
Frank E. Robinson is Associate Water Scientist; James N. Luthin is Professor of Water Science and Civil Engineering, Department of Water Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis.
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Since 1962 the slip plow has been used extensively to improve drainage of perched water tables in Imperial Valley. This implement is a modified soil chisel with a flat plate 8 to 12 inches wide attached to its back from the chisel point to the aboveground portion. The upper section has a V-shaped flare to push loose soil away from the slit opened by the plow. Slits from a depth of 4 to 6 feet are common.
Assistance was also received from the H. B. Murphy Co.