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Re: Planting corn next Spring

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09-15-2013 19:50:15

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I'm with Aaron. Kill it back with roundup now,, test it and fertilize to test, lime it if necessary. Burn it off with Gramoxone in the spring mixed with Lumax ( or something for long season weed control, add a set of no-till coulters to the planter and plant as early as safe in the spring. Leave them moldyboards setting in the bushes.

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Dave H (MI)

09-16-2013 07:59:23

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 Re: Planting corn next Spring in reply to donjr, 09-15-2013 19:50:15  
We call that "taking all the fun out of it"! I'll look into setting her up for no till BUT, that is going to lead to a lot more questions on my part because I am a plow, disk, and plant kind of guy. Don't know nothin about no till.

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09-16-2013 18:49:07

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 Re: Planting corn next Spring in reply to Dave H (MI), 09-16-2013 07:59:23  
Neither did I when I started no-tilling around 1975, and we didn't have the chemicals we have today. But it's a lot less work, fuel and steel to no-til. Less erosion, fewer weeds, and about the same cost. But the time savings is where it really pays off. You can cover a lot more ground more quickly by cutting out those two heavy tillage steps.

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