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How are you planting Cotton in stripped wheat stubble?

How are you planting cotton in stripped wheat stubble? Do you plant directly in, Strip-Till first, vertical till first? I have always wanted to configure our planter with Precision Planting solutions and the right kind of wheels to plant directly in stubble, but some here are concerned we could end up with a train wreck. Our best soils are heavier black clay that holds moisture well, while other areas are a little sandier and clay loam mixture. We are central/west Texas. All dryland with an average annual rainfall of 22"/year.


Challenges of concern planting directly in stripped wheat stubble with zero tillage are:


1. Managing 50-80 bushel wheat stubble with planter

2. Getting good germination

3. Ground not drying out quick enough if it's a rainy spring


If possible, what Precision Planting components and other hardware are top priority?

    How are you planting Cotton in stripped wheat stubble?

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Verified FBN Member (TX)

I run a strip till to clean and level the row On irrigated land we apply fertilizer below the row Our planter is equipped with Sunco row cleaners on the front and Schlagel closing wheels On dryland with less stubble the strip till is not necessary with the row cleaners With a precision planter I'm told you should be able to run faster without loosing accuracy

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We currently run a Landoll 7400VT Plus once in the spring over our stuble and plant into it. We've had great results with it. It's not as aggressive as a tandem but more aggressive then the old VT. Tried to plant directly into stubble but seemed like conditions were never right.


DeltaForce is certainly worth the money, never thought I could make it pay on dry land cotton but it certainly does. C...

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************ wheels will get you through it. We’ve been using them for years and they push our 40-50 bushel stubble aside with ease. This pic isn’t the 50 bushel stuff but only pic I had

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Is this stripped wheat? Shark tooth residue cleaners or finger?