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Monday, November 22, 2010


Pushing out hedgerows seems to be popular with Illinois Farmers .  Jonathan Baldwin Turner encourage farmers to plant hedgerows as a windbreak and live fence.  Most have now use for fence of any kind any more.  Many think that hedgerow is a detriment to growing crops, however I have seen fairly recent research that proved just the opposite.  The hedgerow reduces wind stress and evapo-transpiration on corn plants a good deal.  You can deal with water removal by using a root plow.  It is a single point subsoiler that runs about 3 feet deep.  Use with caution around pipelines and buried wires.  Keep in mind also that the rabbits need a place to hide from coyotes.  You should really give serious consideration to keeping hedgerows on the North and west side of the field. 

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