2019 corn planting

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  1. cutman

    cutman Administrator Staff Member

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    This year was a lot different than last year. See last years thread here:

    http://deerhunterforum.com/index.php?threads/2018-corn-planting.3918/

    My cover crop this year was a bust. My rye did not do well because I planted it too deep and we got tons of rain. I ended up replanting with winter wheat the day after Christmas.

    Because I didn’t have much biomass to plant into, I terminated the cover crop early this year. Soil conditions were perfect this weekend, so out came the planter. I used the row cleaners this year which is why the field looks strip tilled.

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    Best of luck! Can't wait to see how it grows
     
  3. swat1018

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    Can you adjust your row cleaners just to wipe the trash, or did you want that much tillage?
     
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    I look forward to seeing how it turns out for you this year. I enjoyed last years thread.
     
  5. cutman

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    Yes, they are very adjustable. They were actually fairly shallow this year, but I wanted to try them as a pseudo strip-till. It’s sort of an optical illusion in the pictures...not much soil was moved. Every year is an experiment.
     
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    I had a planter identical to that one, one of the few things that I regret selling. Our corn planting in PA is a month off yet.
     
  7. farmhunter

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    what is that planter?
     
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    JD 7000 no till, with dry fert box.
     
  9. cutman

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    It’s a cut down JD 7100 (which is the 3pt hitch version of the 7000). I’ve tweaked it every year. This year I added the extension to the fertilizer box so I wouldn’t have to stop to fill up so often:

    https://www.shoupparts.com/SH5690-Fertilizer-Hopper-Extension

    I’ve also changed the stock closing wheel pressure spring system, down pressure springs, and added the martin row cleaners. I wish I got to use the planter more than one day a year!


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    What Fert are you putting down with it? Do you put any other fert down, or does that hold you?
     
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    Based on soil test on these fields - 400lb/acre of 15-0-15 2x2 at planting then I top dress with 300 lb of 34-0-0 when the plant is about 1-2 feet tall.
     
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    Sounds like a good plan. I just got a 7000 6 x 30 with dry fert. Going to do some experimentation this year.
     
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    Nice looking planter for sure.
    Do you use the drag chains all the time?
    The right hand one looks out of the row...
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    It does look out of row, doesn’t it? I hate those chains... I always screw them up backing up.

    They weren’t necessary this year, but they don’t hurt anything if not needed. I’ll make sure to fix it for next year.
     
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    Thanks for the planter information - I think that is the goal planter for me.
     
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    Cutman, you need to make some cheap row markers so I can add them to my planter and drill LOL I did get bean meters for mine this year.
     
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    Do you run the Keaton seed firmers?
     
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    Corn planting here is at least 9 weeks out.....I’m jealous! Nice piece of equipment.
     
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    Yep. I like those.
     
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    It’s coming along. It needs to find the nitrogen sitting 2” away from each row. Weed control is a PITA this year with the failed cover crop not providing the protection that the rye provided last year.


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