A device more commonly used in the United Kingdom and Australia could prove useful in Northeast Missouri fields that are tough to drain. The University of Missouri’s Greenley Research Center recently acquired and began testing the use of a mole plow in their research fields. It’s the latest project undertaken by MU Extension Agronomy Specialist Kelly Nelson concerning the transport of water through our fields.
Nelson adds that the effectiveness of drainage tunnels created with a mole plow will depend on the soil type.
MU Extension Agronomy Specialist Kelly Nelson says projects involving fields recently visited by the mole plow will begin this fall at the Greenley Research Center outside Novelty.