Thoughts on using a land roller before planting?
We found that the significant increase in erosion issues the following spring was not worth it.
Not a good idea on fine textured soils. Too much erosion and not enough water soaks in for the crop to use later in the summer.
We roll everything before we plant our black beans and our neighbor rolls all of his soybeans before he plants it works really well.
I roll my sunflower stalks flat to shatter them before we plant our wheat with a shank type air seeder with dutch openers. tried rolling co...More
I always roll my corn stalks before I plant soybeans. It is so nice and smooth I don't need row cleaners and planter floats over the field....More
We do the same. No need for trash whippers.
I have on sod ground that had just been turned so kinda clumpy and it worked well.
Absolutely will not plant without rolling first here. Eliminates the need for trash whippers and gives you a much more consistent planting d...More