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When the weather folks are calling for a wet spring, hopefully you had Calmer BT Choppers® on your corn head in the fall. Because Calmer Stalk Rolls size cornstalks into confetti-like pieces, no-till soils dry out and warm up faster in the spring between and after heavy rainfall events. Often, that can result in you getting in the field a day or two earlier than your neighbor who runs a chopping corn head which leaves a cold, wet mattress of residue in the spring. Having been voted to the No-Till Product of the Year List 5 times, no-tillers across North America continue to rely on Calmer Stalk Rolls to manage their residue in the fall for a successful planting season in the spring or when double-cropping.
DURING PLANTING SEASON, CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT THREE TIMES A DAY.
“Growers need to make sure to get out and check their equipment at least three times a day,” Petersak recommends. “No matter how much technology you’re using, perform a cross-section dig to make sure depth, down pressure, and singulation is working effectively. Also, make sure the row units are straight and your opening discs are within dealer specifications.”
SOIL TESTS HELP
As the weather warms, put soil testing on your spring checklist. Woolfolk says not to stray too far away from the fundamentals this spring, whether your last crop was a home run or turned out less than ideal.
“It’s always important to come back to those best management practices like a soil test. Even if you think there were residual nutrients left in your fields from last year because you maybe didn’t pick up the same level of yield that you did in a year or two or three ago, it’s more important than ever to look at what I call the ‘fuel tanks’ for each nutrient.” ~Agriculture.com