Friday, March 19, 2010
Went to Shipman today to drop some stuff by the office. At least 4 different farms had tile machines or plows going. Tile is much needed in this part of Illinois. In the past, University advise was that our claypan soils were not worth tiling. Tile plows and small tile on narrow spacings have made that idea obsolete. One contractor who I respect a lot said that he estimates a 25% increase in corn production in tiled fields. That increase will easily pay the cost in short order.