Power till seeder

John Deere power till seeder shown on photo. Grower claims he has better success with this drill when interseeding legumes into grass pastures. Do conventional no-till seeders have a problem with smaller seed sizes like red clover? Manitowoc County photo, 6/02

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Conditioning roll clearance

Roll clearance was over 1/4 inch on this New Holland unit. Difficulty in getting one crimp per stem. Rubber shim (photo) and dirt build up were preventing hand crank adjustment to bring the rolls down to 1/16 to 3/32 inch clearance (recommended). Another good reminder to check roll clearance. Manitowoc County photo, 6/16/02

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Alfalfa harvesting under wet conditions

Siemers Holsteins, Inc. have moved almost entirely to dump carts vs. trucks for alfalfa harvesting this spring. Wheel traffic damage will still be a problem but it will be considerably less than with trucks. They have also left the duals on the tractor for better weight distribution and traction. Windrows are merged and they are […]

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