Cover-crop Seeding This Fall

by Matt Hagny If you don’t already have your cover-crop rye and triticale seed purchased, now is a great time to get that plan underway for when your corn crop is harvested. The benefits and management techniques I’ve written about previously here still hold. The...

Drilling Wheat in Wet Conditions

by Matt Hagny Once again, it looks like much of North America’s winter wheat region will be faced with an early fall, with lots of rain—so says a forecasting service that I subscribe to and follow closely for long-range forecasts and who’ve proven remarkably accurate...

Keep corn stalks standing

by Matt Hagny Following up on my Dec 2013 newsletter: To keep more corn stalks standing (thus making it easier to seed into, as well as making them last longer), it appears that one of the most effective tools is to get the head slowed down sufficiently. For instance,...

JD 50/60/90 seed boots

by Matt Hagny An oft-discussed topic is the repair of the boot attachment holes to minimize the up/down slop (which is important for seed placement). But it’s crucial that this slop be addressed in a way that doesn’t cause plugging. Even the smallest gap between boot...