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Should I plow? Smoothing and getting rocks out

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  Icon_missing_medium hoovermatt 1 Post

I have a 40 acre field that has been in continuous no-till since 2011.  Its narrow and a 1/2 mile long, all sloping to one end.  Its developed a few washouts over the years.  I fixed one washout up and planted a grass waterway.  This field is also pretty rocky.

What I'm toying around in my mind is doing some kind of tillage to level the still existing washouts and bring the rocks out so I can run a rock picker over the field.  After that I would plant a cover crop to hold the soil in place.  I feel that with the existing waterway and if I always use a cover that it will hold everything in place.

Do you guys have any thoughts or experience on that and if positive what type of tillage?

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