A chisel plough allows for deep tillage or preparation of land by maintaining limited soil disruption. It aerates soils and reduces compaction effects. It leaves crop residue over the soil. A chisel plough breaks up the hardpan. It is different from other ploughs as it does not turn or invert the soil. Therefore it is a useful implement in low tilling or no-tilling farming. Low tilling prevents soil erosion to a great extent. Keeping farming residues and organic matter on the soil has many benefits. A chisel plough prevents surface crusts and helps water infiltration into the soil. Severe weed roots can also be controlled below the surface with the help of a chisel plough.