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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Double Crop Soybeans

Wheat harvest and planting double crop soybeans in our area goes hand in hand.  No-till planting is the fastest and easiest.  Planters and drills are both used.  I have seen a few people doing tillage.  One of my customers thought his fields are too wet to plant.  He is hoping for a few  more dry days.  Short moisture can be a problem even in a normal moisture conditions.  Last year with the drought, many double crop soybeans did not germinate.  Crop budgets for the Southern 1/3 of Illinois suggest that the highest returns go to a rotation of Corn, soybeans, wheat, and double crop soybeans, especially on poorer soils.
No-Till Planter

No-Till Drill

Vertical Tillage

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