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Re: soy bean planting

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11-01-2012 19:11:59

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Which is better, Chevy or Ford? :) :) :)

If white mold is a concern (heavy wet soils?) then the 15 inch will be a little better - more air to the stems.

Be a little cheaper buying seed with the 15 inch planter, a planter places the seed out there, while a drill on narrow spacing spills the seed out there. But of course, the planter will likely cost more than a drill....

Lof of folks went back to 30 inch around here after playing with a drill, seem they do well with the 30 inch and have good yields.

I see all three around me - drilled, 15, and 30 inch. I'm not sure there is one right answer.

I'm happy with my 15 inch.


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11-02-2012 19:28:19

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 Re: soy bean planting in reply to paul, 11-01-2012 19:11:59  
IAGary told me he was having trouble with fungus/disease till he went back to a planter. Not enough air movement around the plants.

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11-03-2012 21:06:53

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 Re: soy bean planting in reply to 504, 11-02-2012 19:28:19  
That was likely an issue of row spacing, not planter vs drill. White mold in beans is an issue if plant rows are narrow, like with a 7 inch drill. Especially in low ground. Any planter gives more accurate seeding depth, compared to a drill. And wide drills cover more ground faster......... so....

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