Spring tine or power harrow, which is best in wet soil?

Winter wheat broadcast on last year and cultivated in with a Cultus was definitely worth it (bit we did after beans was the highest yielding field on the farm) compared to a reasonable spring wheat. Spring tine definitely over power harrow, although from trying a bit today not sure whether the spring tine doesn't allow seed to fall to the bottom of the cultivated zone as well as a power harrow. P/h will knock the life out of wet soil so I'd go spring tine and a very healthy seed rate. Problem with p/h too is you need high tyre pressures in the backs. With our VF tyres you can run an NZ at 6psi all round and you don't overwork the headlands / put them down too much.
 

Flatlander

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Lorette Manitoba
any Working of soil when it’s wet will ruin it’s structure Once it does dry it will be like concrete. When it’s wet leave it alone. Between smearing and compaction it’s not going to be pretty. Sand will be a different story but even then there are limits. Springtines would be my firs choice. Light fast and will leave a broken surface not pressed back together. Power Harrow will make a pudding
 

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