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Dan is taking his Rapid-Till out again to experiment with some fall strip tillage in order to break up any compaction between rows and build a berm for spring planting.
You can learn a lot from a row of corn. In this case, Dan is down to one of his last rows of corn and he is noticing some dramatic differences in the growth patterns of the plants in a single row of corn. Dan takes stops combining for a minute to share his thoughts on the reason for the non-uniform growth.
Kelly takes the Geringhoff 15-inch corn head to the scene of the derecho crime to see if it performs as promised. He's not winning any races running at 1.2 mph, but if it helps him get the most out of this downed corn then it is well worth it.
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly with the same outcome. Well, Dan is definitely not insane and he is showing us how he applies on the go management in this latest video.
Leave it to mother nature to finally deliver precipitation in the form of wet sticky snow during harvest. Lee's combine has been put on ice for a few days as he waits for his corn freezer to thaw. It's just part of farming on the fringe.
Dan is back in the field that he used the strip-freshener last spring and he likes what he sees. Keeping the moisture in the soil early on in the spring with s strip-till approach rather than full-till, seems to have paid off in what was a very dry year in northern Illinois.
Every grower has a trusted hybrid that is the goto in terms of consistent production. Dan has a few. In this video he talks about his favorite hybrid and shows us why it has become a favorite of his. It has resulted in a number of NCGA first and second place finishes for Dan over the years.
Dan shares some of his essential equipment for doing field repairs in between growing seasons. Today, he is using both to build a waterway in one of his fields.
Keeping the nutrients going into the plant late in the season is key to getting the most out of plant potential right up to harvest. Dan shows us what he looks for in his corn plants just before harvest and discusses his thoughts on keeping the plant green late into the season.
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