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Maize fields will normally be plowed followed by seedbed preparation leaving a reasonably fine surface tilth at least 7.5cm (3 inches) deep.
Once the winter wheat matures and ripens in early summer, it must be harvested quickly and the seedbed prepared to plant the corn.
Printed in Eastern Daily Press February 9th 2002 A new approach to seedbed preparation has been a great success on a Norfolk farm.
This is useful where the stale seedbed technique has been used.
Gardeners talk about tilth or seedbed conditions meaning that they need a suitably fine soil in which to plant their seeds.