will a rolling harrow work to incorporate fall seeded rye into corn and soybean stubble?
Looking into using an Unverferth 1645 rolling harrow with the air seeder attachment for fall seeding rye cover crop in Iowa. Have been hiring it done by a guy with a Landoll drill but cover enough acres that it’s getting pretty spendy. Advantages to the harrow look to be superior speed, lower purchase price and cost of operation of the harrow but wonder if I would be happy with the stand. We’re 100% no-till so would be harrowing into bean stubble and corn stalks. Any advice appreciated.
******, that photo today is awesome. I'm going to price out a harrow w seeder and head down that path. I appreciate everyone's comments. Hav...More
80 lbs/ acre broadcast.
This photo is looking down on the rye grass. Most of the 220 BPA corn residue is gone.
Previous crop was corn. We broadcast seeded it the 2nd week of October then hit it with the rolling basket.
Looks great. What was the previous crop and when was this field seeded. Appreciate your help, I'd be real happy with results like this.
IF you have a VT it does a great job. Don't need more than a inch of blade in soil
We are using a double rolling basket, it does get the rye grass seed down to the dirt. Works well even in heavy corn residue. Helps with get...More
Thanks for your input. A picture would be great. All over fall cover crops in this area aren't doing well this spring. Too dry to get good g...More
That is similar to what we do. We broadcast cereal rye at 60 lbs/ acre, then come back with a double rolling basket to mix it in with the re...More
I have a 37’ J&M. This is not mine, but like it. I would recommend the leveling harrow that is attached just in front of the baskets. They a...More
******; What type/brand of rolling basket are you talking about and do you have a picture of it? Thanks. I've been no-till for several years...More
Thanks for the input. Does the harrow leave a suitable seedbed for no till into both corn stalk and soybean residue?