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mouldboard

(ˈməʊldˌbɔːd) or

moldboard

n
(Agriculture) the curved blade of a plough, which turns over the furrow
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Noun1.mouldboard - wedge formed by the curved part of a steel plow blade that turns the furrowmouldboard - wedge formed by the curved part of a steel plow blade that turns the furrow
moldboard plow, mouldboard plough - plow that has a moldboard
wedge - something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
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These attributes are associated with conservation tillage, which has been touted as a perfect alternative to mouldboard ploughing.
The mouldboard is made of high-carbon steel for a longer life, and its involute multi-radius design cuts, mixes, and rolls material off the mouldboard in an effortless wave.
A tillage experiment, consisting of two treatments, mouldboard plough (MP) and no tillage (NT), was established in a randomized complete block design with four replicates.
She considers his contributions to agriculture in the context of his times; the extent of his estates and his management of them; his exchange of ideas with George Washington, James Madison, and Thomas Mann Rudolph on crop rotation; how he resumed his exploration into land rejuvenation after the presidency; the crops he grew and problems he had in growing and marketing; plants he introduced; implements he used, including his invention of the mouldboard plow and hemp-breaker; milling; animals he owned and his ideas on breeding; his farm personnel; the Monticello gardens; his ideas on landscaping; and the establishment of a botanical garden and his landscaping and plans for a school of botany at the U.
Restoring it was harder still: the rotting mouldboard had to be replaced and the steel ploughshare needed weeks of polishing.
However, a long-term conventional tillage with mouldboard plough causes severe SOM reduction in agricultural soils (Six et al., 2000) and is responsible for reducing soil organic carbon levels by up to 70% (Lal & Bruce, 1999).
The mouldboard plough has one of the most complex shapes of tillage implements and has been developing for centuries.
The soil in the CT field was ploughed to a depth of 25 cm by means of a two-share mouldboard plow.
Another significant development was the mouldboard, which helped turn the soft, forming the ridge and furrow.