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He's got the field all cleaned out and is drilling his cover crop back into it. It's been a pretty productive field for Dan this season.
Cover crops have many benefits including erosion control, soil health, nutrient preservation, improve water quality, and control of pests, weeds, and diseases. In this member video, Dan shares his cover crop program and talks about why he moved from planting all rye cover crops to a blend.
Dan shows us a simple way to free wheel the elevator chain on his John Deere 9770 combine without needing to turn the entire machine. He also uses the opportunity to show how he sets his return elevator chain drive to prevent bearing burnout by reducing torque on the drive.
Lee hasn't seen any rain since early August. Luckily the drought showed up late this year when the crops are better equipped to handle it. The lack of rain is resulting in some very small bean sizes so far and it is pulling down yields from what he projected earlier in the growing season.
Lee Lubbers takes takes you into his field to look at some of the first corn planted back in April. After 6 weeks with no precipitation, he likes what he sees in his Hefty 5522 105-day corn. Now in the home stretch of dry-down, he shows us what he looks for inhis crop this time of year.
As a no-till operation, one of the challenges Kelly has always had is getting his early beans to emerge through the thick layer of residue left behind from the previous year’s corn crop. This year, he thinks he may have found a fix for that issue.
Grain loss can add up to money lost for farmers. There are a number of different areas on a combine where grain loss can occur. In This member video, Kevin performs a power-stop Loss check in his S680. He talks combine settings and shows us all of the different places he checks for grain loss starting with the area right under the head and moving back. Find the problem areas and keep that money in your pocket, not in your field.
Matt Miles was so impressed by his recent visit to Kelly Garrett in western Iowa that he is now trying an experiment to see if he can recreate Iowa's legendary soil on his Arkansas farm.
After chopping a rye field earlier this spring, Dan planted silage corn on this field in June. It took a beating from a pretty bad hail storm that sheered off a good portion of the crop and has been battling the hot dry weather for the last month. But, Dan is pretty happy with his first field of double crop corn.
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