Breaking through hard pan compaction can be a tough, time-consuming process. Thankfully, Case IH Tiger Points are rugged enough to get the job done while also facilitating crop health. The result? An optimized seedbed performance in spring.
Between heavy rainfall, unpredictable weather conditions and high-traffic loads, soil compaction in your fields can be a real problem for your next crop. Soil compaction is the leading cause of crop-yield reduction. It limits the soil’s water-holding capacity, nutrient availability and the ability for roots to grow downward.
The solution? Case IH Tiger Points. Built on Agronomic Design™ principles, the 23-degree, downward-, rearward- and outward-swept wings do more than just cut a slot in the compaction layer. In both wet and dry conditions Tiger Points provide agronomic value in a variety of ways:
- Water management. Tiger Points fracture compaction horizontally and vertically, permitting the soil to absorb water, deeper. This helps a crop survive drought conditions.
- Residue management. Soil fracturing incorporates residue to ensure gradual breakdown by microbes.
- Nutrient management. Soil is lifted, twisted and rolled to bring leeched nutrients back to the top layer of soil.
- Healthy tilth. Air pockets are created between aggregates, making for healthier roots next year.
- Increased root zone soft soil. Soft soil creates healthier conditions and more space for roots to easily grow vertically and horizontally.
Taken together, Tiger Points maximize air and water penetration, relocate soil particles, minimize runoff, maximize subsoil moisture, reduce ponding and create healthier soil with excellent pore space.
Learn how to make Tiger Points an integral part of your tillage equipment. Visit your Case IH dealer to outfit your tillage tool with Tiger Points or view our brochure for more information.