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Discussion Board - No-till corn

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Fred2

03-20-2017 17:40:50




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You guys that have gone to no-till how often do you deep rip your ground and what type of soil do you have? I am talking about corn ground




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Iowa Jim

04-25-2017 06:49:43




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  

Your post is totally uncalled for!



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dannyidp

04-25-2017 05:57:41




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
I am guessing all of you guys or under the control of Monsanto or a branch of it? So sad what they are doing to America. We used to be able to save our seeds and replant in the spring which brought prices way down. Now if you do that in just a few of the cross-pollinated seeds from your neighbor's corn crop then you will be fighting for your farm with Monsanto in court. I think it's time for all the farmers to rise up against this Beast. It's doing nothing but putting Farmers on a pesticide treadmill and just Making
Monsanto even richer.

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stonerock

05-12-2017 08:54:32




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to dannyidp, 04-25-2017 05:57:41  
WOW dannydip you for real??



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coonie minnie

04-25-2017 18:01:28




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to dannyidp, 04-25-2017 05:57:41  
Ummm, so who's treadmill are you on??? I plant a lot of conventional corn with no traits. And I no till all of it. Because of that, my soil is healthier- building organic matter, more worms, bacteria, etc.I spend way less on fuel, labor, machinery, you name it. Most importantly, no till reduces soil erosion dramatically, so my soil is around for my kids, and hopefully my grandkids. 2016 was our 31st season on some fields, and our yields were the best ever.

If you think we all work for Monsanto because we no till, think again. We do it because we think it is best for a pocketbook and the environment. You'd be hard pressed to do either doing things "the old way."

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kyhayman

04-23-2017 11:50:15




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
Don't own a ripper, silty clay loams and silt loams. Usually 2- 4 years in corn/ beans, total no til unless we get some ruts. Then rotate to hay after beans for 6 years or so. I've never run anything deeper than a chisel plow set at 4 inches to straighten up after a wet silage chopping.



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stonerock

04-03-2017 17:48:08




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
20 yrs no-till, dont own a ripper



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700KK

04-02-2017 09:37:27




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
You use a ripper made to use in no till ground, It works up the hard pan & leaves the trash on the top undisturbed.



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700KK

04-02-2017 09:29:34




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
You use a ripper made to use in no till ground.It works deep and leaves trash undisturbed on top.



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JMS/.MN

03-30-2017 17:30:31




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
How can it be no-til if they"re running a tillage machine through it?



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David G

03-26-2017 09:05:26




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
We do not rip the no till



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redforlife

03-22-2017 20:55:46




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
In my neck of the woods, the only time no till corn ground sees anything, is when someone puts on gas fertilizer and knifes it in. Typically a corn soybean rotation. Some add wheat to the rotation.



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wgm

03-21-2017 10:44:32




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
Have no tilled corn for at least 30 years. I do a corn-soybean rotation. Try to deep rip as much bean stubble in the fall as possible. I use a five shank ripper pulled by a MX245. Run it as deep as possible at 5 mph. May give cover crops a try. Have a neighbor who does cover crops in the late summer using an airplane. He is very satisfied and has quit deep tillage.



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coonie minnie

03-21-2017 05:01:42




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
32 seasons. No deep till, or till for that matter. Silt loam soils. We do have alfalfa in the rotation, which has deep (10 foot) tap roots.



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centash

03-20-2017 18:56:17




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
Never, regardless of soil type. We do get about 3 feet of frost in the ground here though.Ben



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Dieseltech

03-20-2017 18:07:19




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Fred2, 03-20-2017 17:40:50  
Brother has been no-till 30 plus years, all soil types. Has not ever deep ripped anything. His best results have been using cover crops. Google Ray Archuletta to know more, makes sense when he explains it..



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504

03-20-2017 19:13:41




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 Re: No-till corn in reply to Dieseltech, 03-20-2017 18:07:19  
The deepest mine had had is the anhydrous tool bar that went thru Saturday.(Over twenty years)I forgot about CRP,its been thirty years.



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