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Posted September 23, 2014 - 03:05 PM

Yes, we had to break up the hard pan a few times in clay soil conditions so I understand. Thanks


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 04:07 PM

How many acres of corn have you harvested so far? What's the moisture?

We probably did 30 acres.At Grandpas it was 21%.At my brothers place it was 22%


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 07:25 PM

Since chisel plowing is faster than mold board plowing, you can cover more ground and don't use as much fuel, so that makes it cheaper. It doesn't cost that much (or take that much time) to spray roughly 6 acres. And, since we do our own spraying, that helps save cost, too (not having to pay for someone else doing it).

And, mold board plows can create a "hard pan", though you don't want to chisel plow to wet, as you will somewhat cause the same problem, though not quite as extensive.

Just our reasons. Anyway, thanks for asking.

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 08:22 PM

We probably did 30 acres.At Grandpas it was 21%.At my brothers place it was 22%

What is the corn yielding per acre?

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 08:23 PM

Yes, we had to break up the hard pan a few times in clay soil conditions so I understand. Thanks

How many acres did you farm?

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 09:33 PM

We probably did 30 acres.At Grandpas it was 21%.At my brothers place it was 22%

We ane starting next week some time its more than 20-25% but we have standability issues....aka weak stalks!
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Posted September 23, 2014 - 09:34 PM

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I like this thread!!!!!


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 09:34 PM

We ane starting next week some time its more than 20-25% but we have standability issues....aka weak stalks!

I understand completely.

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 09:35 PM

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I like this thread!!!!!

Thanks! I plan on keeping it updated all throughout the harvest season, and beyond.

Edited by Gabriel, September 23, 2014 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 09:38 PM

Been getting the semi tractor ready for harvest.

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 09:50 PM

Thanks for sharing.  Cut our last cutting yesterday.  Might run the tedder this afternoon.

How many acres?

Edited by Gabriel, September 23, 2014 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted September 23, 2014 - 09:56 PM

I understand completely.



Had a blight develop on one farm, we better get it combined soon otherwise it will be on t he ground.
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Posted September 23, 2014 - 10:07 PM

we got close to 12 acres of corn done today more tomorrow. i will try to get pick of our chopping rig 


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 01:27 AM

Do you have separate outfits for each farm or take machinery back and forth? In the past we found that using the same tillage equipment on different fields could transport weeds, diseases etc. from one place to the other. (Thinking of the blight you mentioned)


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 06:35 AM

Do you have separate outfits for each farm or take machinery back and forth? In the past we found that using the same tillage equipment on different fields could transport weeds, diseases etc. from one place to the other. (Thinking of the blight you mentioned)

we have just 1 set of machinery, blight was caused by a wetter than normal June followed by a dry July -August period. Usually its not a big deal, just this year the stalks are very weak.

Edited by rdehli, September 24, 2014 - 06:35 AM.

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