Like most farmers near Atlanta, Indiana, most activities for our test plot were delayed due to the historical amount of rain we have received. We finally got started on our 13.65 acre plot directly west of our Atlanta location at the end of May and early June.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Before tilling, the field showed soybean stubble that had scattered 8″ Giant Ragweed and 5″ Marestail throughout. We used a Kuhn-Krause Interceptor and ran it at 2″ to destroy the weeds and to open up the soil. This tool is a high speed secondary tillage tool designed to be run from 2″ to 5″ deep at 8 to 10 mph. This did exactly as designed and prepared the field.
Preparing For Planting
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
After another 0.3 inches of rain, we started back up on Tuesday, June 4th. The field was sprayed with Lexar EZ at 3.25 qt/ac to control grasses and broadleaf weeds. Then fertilizer was applied. To finish this process off, we used a Danish Tine (S-Tine) Field Cultivator with a single bar spike harrow and double rolling basket to prepare the seedbed for planting.
Stay tuned for more updates about our test plot for 2019
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