Changing Tires on Farm Machinery
One of the worst nightmares a farmer can experience is having a flat tire on their combine in the middle of harvest. We noticed a flat tire on one of the combine tires yesterday. Dang it! But at least we can fix it before disaster strikes.
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Old School Farming
The abysmal weather affecting the effectiveness of herbicide and nitrogen applications and commodity prices have caused us to make a decision to go to Semi-Old School Farming this year.
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It’s time to plant corn. This is an important event on our farm.
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Planting in last year’s bean field doesn’t take as much preparation as planting in last year’s cornfield. Bean fields don’t have as much trash as a cornfield, as bean plants aren’t as big or as tough as a corn plant. They are less than half the size and don’t have as large of a leaf structure as a corn plant. Less stuff creates less work!
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Preparing Machinery for Planting
There are several pieces of equipment we use to put in the crop. For planting corn, we use a 9-shank John Deere chisel plow (1996), a 28-foot John Deere soil finisher (1988) and a John Deere 4-row planter (1985). We use three different tractors; a John Deere 4755 (1992), a John Deere 4040 (1980) and a John Deere 4440 (1979).
Planting beans requires all the equipment listed except a 450 John Deere bean drill (2000) is used instead of the corn planter.
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