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Winter ripping

Had a landlord recently buy a neighboring farm. We had it soil tested and was told that he could tell it had a pretty bad compaction layer about 4-6 inches down. I know by farming next to it for the last 25 years that it is a wet farm and don’t think it’s ever seen any deep tillage. Was wanting to run a no till ripper on it but the weather hasn’t cooperated. About how much of a window do you think I have before it’s too close to spring? Once we get the compaction problem addressed, hopefully that will let more water infiltrate into the ground and will probably start using cover crops and make it a no till farm. Just worried about bringing up some large chunks that may not get settled by planting.