jon f mn said: (quoted from post at 10:23:51 11/04/12) The farmer I worked for in SC. grew it as a substitute for corn. They say that acre for acre it was simmilar tho it had a lower feed value/bu. but yielded more tons/acre so it was a wash as far as value. I does grow better than corn in dry climates and has a shorter season. At least that's the way it was explained to me back then.
It's a good dry weather crop or for dryland, more tolerable to drought. I raised some for a couple years but not enough money in it. We use our flex heads around here to combine it. Some use a row crop head. Pretty easy to set up the combine for it. Shut the sieve down and crank the concaves tight and let her rip. Ours always had dry stems when we harvested it, it was easier threshing than beans but harder than corn. Itchy stuff too!
This post was edited by Huskers86 at 19:36:47 11/04/12.
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