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Two neighboring farms planted within 1 day of each other; what happened?

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This aerial photo from a reader offers a lesson from this wet spring. Two neighboring northeast Iowa fields, managed differently:

  • Both fields were planted within 1-2 days of each other.
  • The field on the right is well tiled.
  • The field on the left recently changed ownership. It has little to no tile, and has been farmed left to right (as shown in the photo) in the past. Now it's farmed top to bottom.

There was some replanting; perhaps not enough. The right-hand field has a 200-bu. continuous-corn yield average and is Floyd and Kenyon loam. The photo was taken in late July.

Things are always so clear in hindsight; what are your thoughts about the contrast in these neighboring farms?

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on Mar 27, 2014

It is very important to apply authentic methods and ways to crop sil and other plantations. When you talk about soybean and other related crops, it becomes more and more important for the farmer to take precautionary measures and make sure they are using the right techniques and proven methods. Thanks from essay and research for farmers association. Great work folks.

on Jul 7, 2014

Crop soil and other plantations need to be framed like shown in the photo and we have seen farmers do the same thing in farms and fields. Taking corrective measures trying to fix the fields entails a lot of work. I have covered the same article in blog info. Farmers' association in respective areas should read the article to gain more insight.

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