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DEP uses remotely sensed and other data to derive a tillage practice for each modelled hillslope point. This practice is expressed as a code with increasing values implying more intense tillage. Here's a brief summary of what each code implies.
|No tillage except by no till planter.
|Very high mulch
|Spring field cultivate, plant (includes fall chisel plow before corn)
|Fall chisel plow, spring field cultivate, plant (includes disk before corn, disk was substituted for field cultivate for sorghum).
|Fall chisel plow, spring disk, field cultivate, plant (included an additional spring disking before corn).
|Fall chisel plow, two spring disk, field cultivate, plant (before corn, moldboard plow was substituted for chisel plow, and no spring disk).
|Fall moldboard plow
|Fall moldboard plow, spring disk, spring field cultivate, plant (no spring disk before corn silage).
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