Winter ploughing: Now that December is just about with us, the season opens for winter ploughing. While rainfall amounts are variable, some areas may have conditions suitable for ploughing unless there is another dump of rain.

Winter ploughing has become a bit of a dilemma in recent years. While having an amount of land ploughed can be very useful come spring, we must acknowledge the consequences of leaving soil bare over the winter. Soil with no plant cover is very subject to damage by rain as the drops cause millions of little explosions on the surface.