Monday, June 15, 2009

The heavy plant residue remaining from last years bumper yielding corn crop coupled with hard to penetrate soils poised havoc for many a producer this spring to drill their soybeans into moisture.There were instances where even 1100 lbs of down pressure with new a new John Deere drill was still insufficient to make a good plant stand.Older drills with worn disc openers caused many a producer to have to reseed a portion of their acres. The moral of the story is that when drilling beans you can't be careful enough in monitoring your seeding depth and when you run into the adverse planting conditions of heavy residue you may need to keep your seed drop on the higher seed.

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