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Check out what the IA farm bureau suggests to manage deer population
Posted: 29 December 2014 09:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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The greenest fields after harvest in our neighborhood are the ones with the newest fancy equipment.  Seems like they waste as much as they harvest.  Maybe it’s because they just drive too fast since they have so many acres to get out.  I just know the fields we farm with ancient equipment, don’t look anything like the fields our neighbors farm with their new combines every other year.

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Posted: 29 December 2014 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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BW You are correct they leave far more grain today than back in my granddads day. If you spilled a little grain he would hand you a shovel and tell you to throw it in the wagon. Now it is spilled throughout the field. The point I was trying to make before was if that grain was left on top of the stubble and not disturbed by plowing it could more likely provide food for deer. Therefore I favor no till where it can be done and done right.

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Posted: 29 December 2014 11:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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dj, I totally agree.

We could re-hijack this thread if anyone cares to discuss the benefits of soil conservation and material breakdown by means of flooding crop fields!!!!

No topsoil lost to run off.
No wind erosion.
The material that many farmers feel like they need to work into the soil, gets broken down from the decay under water.
Food is under water which ruins it for deer and turkey….but makes it desirable to waterfowl.

Anyone want to change arguments!?!?!

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Posted: 12 February 2015 07:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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DJ,
      This from the top of this web site, and I guess seeing it in writing by someone else will prove at least no- till is part of a program.

NRCS provides five questions non-operator landowners should ask their farmers about soil health.


More farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the land are taking action to improve the health of their soil. Many farmers are actually building the soil. How? By using soil health management systems that include cover crops, diverse rotations and no-till.


RTT

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