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.